Doctors More Likely To Accept Cash Than Medicare Or Medicaid – Health Insurance And Charity Cases

Doctors More Likely To Accept Cash Than Medicare Or Medicaid – Health Insurance And Charity Cases

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(Best Syndication) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that most doctors are accepting new patients. But not all physicians are accepting new patients without insurance or those with Medicare. You are more likely to be accepted if you pay cash than pay with Medicaid or Medicare, according to the new survey.

The CDC says 94.2% of primary-care physicians are still accepting new patients. Acceptance also depends on the method of payment. Among those doctors not accepting new patients, 43.0% did not accept new charity cases, 29.3% did not accept new Medicaid patients, and 20.3% did not accept new Medicare patients. Only 7.0% did not accept new patients who self-paid with cash or credit cards.

The data was pulled from surveys taken in 2003 and 2004.

By John Waters
Best Syndication News Business Writer

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