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Paying More for Less: Private Contracting

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Today, physicians may choose to privately contract with their Medicare patients, though very few do. Under such arrangements, providers can charge any amount they deem appropriate, rather than be bound by Medicare’s set fees and billing limits, so long as the patients agree. Some policymakers support broadening the conditions under which providers can privately contract with people with Medicare for the price of their services.

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