US MDs respond to pay cuts by turning backs on Medicare

Korcok, Milan
May 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/14/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 10, p1322
Academic Journal
Reports that thousands of American physicians are refusing to accept new Medicare patients because of reduced rates of payment. Idea that family physicians keep Medicare patients to a minimum; Issue of increasing operating costs and how the disabled and aged will be affected; Indication that Florida will be hit particularly hard because of its large population of elderly.


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