Re: Medicare Insurance Got-cha
Unfortunately, alot of doctors are dropping Medicare because it does not reimburse much. The doctors that do are probably inundated with patients.
Fed govt also just changed the law not covering for mistakes etc. Every surgery/procedure has risks for complications, especially if it's an older patient with other issues - ie: diabetes. So, I am sure even more doctors will be dropping Medicare in the near future.
It's a shame b/c I believe our govt should take care of our elderly, but as a nurse, I also see the risk for the physician. I've also seen the reimbursement and after a 5 hour surgery, it's a shame what they even DO cover. I would advise getting a secondary. I have my grandmother on BC/BS but there are many out there.
Last edited by Dee2000; 02-29-2008 at 09:20 AM.