As it stands as of June 1st the Medicare Reimbursement rate for Medicare is going to be reduced 21%. This means the Doctors and Hospitals are going to be paid 21% less for treating Medicare patients. This is going to have a huge impact on physicians practices.
What could happen is Doctors will not be able to take on any new Medicare patients. Thus we could see rationing.
It’s very important if you or your family member are on Medicare that you contact your Doctor to make sure they know you. You want to build a relationship with the Doctor so that you are not treated as a number. Also prepare yourself for longer waiting times for treatment.