Twenty percent of gastroenterologists have not yet decided if they will drop Medicare and Medicaid patients, according to Medscape's "Gastroenterologist Compensation Report" for 2023.
The data comes from a Medscape "Physician Compensation Report" for 2023 that surveyed 10,011 physicians across more than 29 specialties about their income, work hours, job satisfaction and more from Oct. 7 to Jan. 17.
Here is how gastroenterologists responded when asked if they were planning to drop Medicare and Medicaid patients, according to Medscape:
Note: Respondents could choose multiple answers.
I will continue taking new and current Medicare/Medicaid patients: 71 percent
I won't take new Medicare patients: 7 percent
I won't take new Medicaid patients: 2 percent
I will stop treating some or all of my current Medicare patients and won't take new ones: 2 percent
I will stop treating some or all of my current Medicaid patients and won't take new ones: 4 percent
I have not yet decided: 20 percent