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How many others have had the experience of their doctors being forced out of medicare because its reimbursement rates do not come close to covering the cost of the service?
You have to sign a private contract with the doctor and according to the law, that contract is supposed bind you from submitting a claim to medicare for any money? What right does Congress have to make the doctor be its agent for an agreement between Medicare and you? I asked our Senator to change this requirement because many supplemental insurers require Medicare to reject the claim and pass it on to them for processing. Did others ask their senators? I haven't received a response yet even though I followed up and was told I'd get one in a week. That was over a month ago.
We'd be better off if our private insurance, a PPO, replaced Medicare. Even if it cost more in premiums, we'd at least have coverage. As it is now, despite paying well over $100,000 in taxes for medicare over the years, when we go on it, our premiums are double what's generally publicized because they are based on our last year worked, and the reimbursement is zero for two of our doctors.