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Medicare Changes for 2018 - USA Patients

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Jamie, May 4, 2015.

  1. NightQuilter

    NightQuilter Sr Bonesmartie

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    Just found this topic - so important. I have found that both my neurosurgeons are no longer accepting Medicare patients at the end of this year because the payments are so low. Their group's outpatient surgery center already doesn't take Medicare so we are forced into the riskier hospital for procedures. Have not yet conferred with my OS - I don't schedule my 5-year follow-up until after the first of the year. Sigh. And if none of the best surgeons will accept Medicare...??
     
  2. ucsbgal1971

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    I knew that was coming. The amount Medicare pays borders on the ridiculous. The amount that my surgeon and his assistant received for my surgery was downright embarrassing. I actually offered to pay more but they could not accept additional payment as it is against the law if they accept Medicare. I don't know what I am going to do as I still need a revision. I think seniors and disabled people will end up with basically no coverage.
     
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    DOES MEDICARE currently cover partial knee replacements? I was led to believe they did not and to get mine done while still on commercial insurance?
     
  4. NightQuilter

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    I don't know @Copper221 - have you checked the Medicare website?
     

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