Originally Posted by peacepipe
If there are patients waiting long,are they on Medicare or Medicare advantage?
It's not that there is a doctor shortage or that they would actually have to wait.
They say "the doctor is not taking any new patients at this time" or "we can schedule you in 6 months", knowing that no one will wait six months. What they are really saying is we don't want you as a patient unless you have excellent insurance. They do not want to go to battle with Medicare to get paid.