5 things to know about broadening private contracts between physicians, Medicare patients

(By Morgan Haefner for Becker’s Hospital Review)

Lawmakers have put forth legislation in recent years for providers to extend private contracts with their Medicare patients instead of accepting the program’s standard fee-schedule amount as full payment for Medicare-covered services. These proposals could have implications on how much Medicare beneficiaries have to pay out-of-pocket for their healthcare, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report. Continue reading article here…

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