PUBLIC VIEWPOINT: Medicare Needs Problem-Solvers
Posted: September 20, 2012 at 4:57 a.m.
I have a friend that is on Medicare. He recently had a medical condition requiring a specialist. He found out quickly that there are very few medical specialists in Northwest Arkansas who will take new Medicare patients. If you are on Medicare and do not have a relationship with a medical group, it is very likely that you will not get the medical care you require. The reason these clinics will not take new Medicare patients is that the reimbursement is so low with Medicare that they cannot make a profi t.
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Opinion, Pages 5 on 09/20/2012