Opting Out of Medicare: a case study

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Orthopedic Surgeon Adam Harris, MD talk to physicians about his decision to opt out and how it has benefited both him and his patients. From February 1, 2013 AAPS meeting, Austin, Texas.

Opting Out of Medicare: a case study


3 thoughts on “Opting Out of Medicare: a case study

  1. It was always my understanding that it was illegal for doctors to bill Medicare patients whatever they felt like.  If a doctor doesn’t accept assignment but sees Medicare patients, that doctor can only bill excess charges which is 15% above and beyond what the Medicare allowed amount is.  If doctors still didn’t like that 15% above and beyond the allowable amount, then doctors had to refuse seeing anyone on Medicare.

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