Medicare doctors grow – but so does the struggle to find one

Released: 
January 11, 2013

There are more Medicare doctors, but concerns over pay have many limiting the Medicare patients they’ll treat.

There are more Medicare doctors, but more of them are limiting their access to Medicare patients. The number of doctors billing Medicare rose 32 percent between 2000 and 2010, but three out of ten say they restrict the number of Medicare patients they see – because reimbursement rates are too low, the program is an unreliable payor, or both.

So how many Medicare beneficiaries say they have trouble finding care? Today’s full-size infographic has the story; just click above. And us our “What Do Others Say?” section below to get dialed in on the Medicare doctors’ dilemma.