Medicare and Medicaid already don't reimburse doctors for the amounts to cover their cost. Taking another 21% hit would only incite doctors to either quit taking these patients, or limit their scope of practice, which in turn means they don't see those types of patients.
If the government can't reimburse Medicare/Medicaid now, what makes people think that they can add 32 million new people to government run care and come close to covering costs?
It just doesn't add up.
Only way for doctors to stay afloat seeing these kinds of patients is to do cattle calls and hope to see about 50-100 patients a day. If you think that will be quality healthcare......
Hit the link for the rest of the story.Doctors Get Reprieve From 21% Medicare Payment Cut
March 29 (Bloomberg) -- Doctors slated to have their Medicare reimbursements cut 21 percent on April 1 got a reprieve from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is delaying lowered payments until after Congress reconvenes.
The agency, which administers the U.S. health program for people 65 years and older and the disabled, has ordered that claims submitted on or after April 1 be held for an added 10 days before being paid, said spokesman Peter Ashkenaz. That’s on top of the 14 days the Baltimore-based CMS usually holds claims...