Patients dismissed by their Dr’s, others having this problem?
I’m a pain patient. I have R.S.D. and DDD and COPD.
I also have a friend who is a pain patient. This woman was just sent a certified letter informing her Dr would no longer be taking patients on Medicare. This is due to the new OBAMA Health care.
The woman is very ill and is under a pain management contract.
The next thing she was refered to another Dr who cut her meds by 1/2.
Then once again she recieved a letter from that Dr she was dismissed because he also decided to stop taking medicare.
Now she if frantic.
I have seen on T.V. as it has played out Dr’s speaking of giving up their line of work. Now I have read about another pain person who decided to change Dr’s because of the long drive, was not allowed to transfer—or was rejected from the new place and then the place he was moving from that Dr would not allow him to come back.
This has concerned me as well as several others I know who are on medicare.
I decided to write and ask is or if anyone else has ran into this problem?
Where I live our Dr’s accept medicare on assignment. This means they accept what it will pay—which by the way is currently 80%. Under the new OBama ordeal they will drop down to 50% paid.
How many of you out their would be willing to have a drop in your pay down to 1/2 of what you normally charge or are paid an hour? Many Dr’s getting out of school have high loans to repay, high malpractice to pay, and this doesnt even mention the over head to run a business. So, does anyone have anything to add?
Has anyone else lost their Dr? Now I hear of the second person. Please if you read this and know anyone this happened to as I have seen—write so we can all know what may be silently going on.......Good luck and thanks for reading this.