pinipig523

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If push comes to shove, can IM and IM subspecialties deny medicare?
 

adam6

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I understand the business reasons to limit medicare patients (without the doc fix)...but denying them doesn't sit well in my gut. My dad is now covered by medicare and my mom isn't far from it. I would be pretty upset if doctors turned them away...so it'd be pretty hypocritical for me to do the same to someone else's parents. Maybe a bit idealistic of me, but hey!
 

J1515

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I understand the business reasons to limit medicare patients (without the doc fix)...but denying them doesn't sit well in my gut. My dad is now covered by medicare and my mom isn't far from it. I would be pretty upset if doctors turned them away...so it'd be pretty hypocritical for me to do the same to someone else's parents. Maybe a bit idealistic of me, but hey!
So who will the public blame? Us greedy doctors or Mr. "for the people" Obama? I think we all know the answer.
 

BlazerMed

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I understand the business reasons to limit medicare patients (without the doc fix)...but denying them doesn't sit well in my gut. My dad is now covered by medicare and my mom isn't far from it. I would be pretty upset if doctors turned them away...so it'd be pretty hypocritical for me to do the same to someone else's parents. Maybe a bit idealistic of me, but hey!
If you go out of business because Medicare reimbursements don't cover costs, you won't be helping anybody...