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  •  mudfud - my primary care physician (1+ / 0-)
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    stopped taking new Medicare patients five years ago. He does, thankfully, keep his long term patients as they turn 65. Because I am also in the life science business, but not as a clinician or payer, we have very candid conversations about practice economics and technologies. I believe him when he tells me that, even on a marginal cost basis, he loses money on Medicare. Fortunately for me he is not only one of the premier internal medicine diagnosticians in my area, and primary care physician to many other doctors, but feels a real sense of obligation to his aging patient population and continues to see me. I am very lucky.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:40:38 PM PDT

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