Most Docs Still Take Medicare, Report Finds

in 2013, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health
August 22nd, 2013

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

The percentage of physicians who accept new Medicare patients has remained fairly stable in recent years and is similar to — if not better than — the percentage who accept privately insured patients, a report released Thursday showed…

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“The scary stories in the press in the past seemed to stem from unsystematic and unscientific voluntary responses by physicians, with substantial shares asserting they don’t see new Medicare patients.”

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