Docs increasingly abandon Medicare

June 21, 2010 by MassDevice staff

More and more physicians are cutting Medicare patients from their rosters after Congress fails to stay a 21 percent reimbursement rate cut.

Healthcare reform

As Congress allowed a 21 percent reduction in reimbursement rates for doctors to come into effect, the number of physicians pulling out of Medicare was already on an upward trend.

The number of individuals enrolling in the program is increasing as Baby Boomers reach age 65 and qualify for Medicare.

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