"When it comes to geriatrics, it's the rule of twenties:And the reason every primary care doctor's not doing this???...20 problemsWith the initial physical exam, three follow-up visits, and one EKG that Medicare pays for, I would receive only $360 in total. I pay $40,000 per year in malpractice, yet have never had a judgement against me. Think how may patients I'd have to see to cover just that expense. (editor's answer: 111)
20-minute phone calls
20 minutes to take their clothes off
20 minutes to put their clothes back on.
You wonder why I am not a Medicare provider? I'd never survive at that their payment rate. And Blue Cross? They're no better and often pay less.
Funny thing is, Medicare was only too happy to have me opt out, because to them, I'm no longer part of their problem."