Have Gastroenterologists Stopped Taking Medicare?
Gastroenterologist Compensation Report: 2013, Medscape asked respondents whether they would consider not taking Medicare patients. Medicare traditionally reimburses lower than private payers for the same procedures.
The gastroenterologists responded:
• I plan to stop taking new Medicare/Medicaid patients: 9 percent
• I plan to stop taking current Medicare/Medicaid Patients: 3 percent
• I will continue taking new and current Medicare/Medicaid patients: 58 percent
• I have not yet decided: 30 percent
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