We were talking at work about the Drs. that are dropping out of Medicare because of low reimbursement rates. But it did not make since to us since the Medicare supplement "supposedly picks up the difference (It is like a private secondary isurance right?). If that is the case, then Medicare+Supplement picks up the entire billed cost ????? So for a Dr to not be fully reimbursed then that must mean the patient did not have a Supplement. So if that person gets care why should anyone pay for a supplement?? Every elderly person I know has a supplement. What can happen to you if you don't have the supplement.
I am only 36 and not well versed in Medicare BS yet the stories in the news don't make since about the Docs complaining about not getting enough money from medicare.