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Topic Originator: Jana
Post Date September 12, 2008 @ 1:51 PM
Medicare patients


Jana
September 12, 2008 @ 1:51 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Someone recently told me that if my doc is a participating Medicare doc, he can not tell Medicare patients that he is not accepting new patients.  Is this true?  He is continuing to see his existing Medicare patients and existing patients as they become Medicare eligible, but he doesn't want any new Medicare patients.

Linda Walker
September 12, 2008 @ 4:17 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

This is what I was told by CMS when I had this come up. IF THE PRACTICE IS FULL they can tell patien'ts they are not accepting any NEW patients..however they cannot say "we are not taking any more Medicare Patients."



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