How Do I Opt Out Of Medicare?
If you are a physician that currently is participating in Medicare or are still acting as a non-participating member there are some facts you should know. The way that the current system works is not beneficial to you or your patients. Seniors actually suffer from how current programs force them to make decisions that are not necessarily in their best interest. If you want to opt out of Medicare, the process is actually rather simple. Depending upon how involved you are the things you must do will vary.
Send Notice To All Of Your Patients
Even if you technically haven't been accepting this type of insurance, you will still have to go through this procedure. By sending a notice to all of your patients that you are no longer accepting Medicare, you are legally covering yourself from future problems. This is probably the most important step if you choose to opt out of Medicare entirely. Most physicians who choose to do this never have any regrets since the current system is so flawed that it actually can damage the quality of care that patients receive.
You Will Have To File An Affidavit
This is another step required for you to legally be able to opt out of Medicare. Being that the medical industry is entangled greatly with legal issues, it is essential that you fill out this legal form. The from will likely vary from state to state and the parties required for you to file it with may vary as well. If you have any questions about what else you must do to opt out of Medicare, you may want to contact a lawyer. Remember that you will only increase the quality of care you can give by not servicing Medicare patients.