Most of you know that to have anyone in your practice older than 65 then you have to opt out of Medicare? Why? Who the hell knows? The ironic part is that you are NOT ripping off the government because you are not billing them when doing DPC. In fact, you are saving the government money not only by not sending those bills but because you are giving better care to these elderly patients. But I digress. I started to hyperventilate. Sorry.
Moving on. Remember, you only have to opt out of Medicare one time and then you are done. This changed in 2015 when at that time you had to do it every two years or they would just pull you back in like Michael Corleone in Godfather 3.
Just remember that you cannot moonlight seeing Medicare patients if you opt-out so make sure you are ready. When you are then go to this guide from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. They do a great job on how to do this step-by-step and even has form letters for you.
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