8 Statistics on Ophthalmologists Taking Medicare Patients

The Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2014 shows a majority of ophthalmologists will continue taking new and current Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Here are eight statistics from the report:

Self-employed ophthalmologists

•    65 percent will take current and new Medicare and Medicaid patients
•    6 percent will stop taking new Medicare and Medicaid patients
•    2 percent will stop taking current Medicare and Medicaid patients
•    27 percent were undecided at the time of the survey

Employed ophthalmologists

•    72 percent will continue taking current and new Medicare and Medicaid patients
•    2 percent will stop taking new Medicare and Medicaid patients
•    2 percent will stop taking new Medicare and Medicaid patients
•    25 percent were undecided at the time of the survey

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