More Disgruntled Doctors Leave Medicare

It is interesting to find out why some doctors won’t accept Medicare anymore. Since they are not required to accept Medicare, they can just opt out of working with program altogether. This Wall Street Journal article by Matthew Heimer explains a couple reasons why they choose to opt out of accepting Medicare such as: low payment rates and/or they are unhappy with the information sharing they are required under the Affordable Care Act as well as other recent health care reform laws. 

Since more doctors are choosing not to accept Medicare, it is causing a doctor shortage for seniors on Medicare. That causes longer wait times, longer driving distances or both when it comes time to see a doctor.

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