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Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy



Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive.



1 comments on "Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy"
Tibor Riley (4/17/2014 at 11:44 AM)

These two physicians are PEDIATRIC surgeons. Generally pediatricians don't deal with Medicare,which is mainly for the elderly. This is why pulling out of Medicare for them doesn't cause much problem. As for administrative requirements, I find the requirements from private insurance far more cumbersome. Medicare rarely denies claims; private insurance does frequently.