There are more Medicare doctors, but more of them are limiting their
access to Medicare patients. The number of doctors billing Medicare
rose 32 percent between 2000 and 2010, but three out of ten say they
restrict the number of Medicare patients they see – because r
eimbursement rates are too low, the program is an unreliable payor, or both.
So how many Medicare beneficiaries say they have trouble finding care?
Today’s full-size infographic has the story; just click .
And us our “What Do Others Say?” section below to get dialed in on the
Medicare doctors’ dilemma.
How do we know? Check the original sources behind the fact:
Monday, September 17, 2012
More physicians, many seeing fewer patients