Wednesday, December 31, 2014
On the Insanity of Medicare
According to a 2002 GAO study, Medicare customer service representatives were wrong 85% of the time when providing answers to billing questions (hardly surprising in that the regs are so confusing) that had been posed by physicians (in a 2004 follow-up, that number had risen to 96%). So, yeah, being that a doctor can literally go to jail for billing incorrectly, it is hardly surprising that so many doctors are now either restricting services to Medicare patients or refusing to accept new Medicare patients. Nice, huh?