Originally Posted by G.Gordon
Excess benefit coverage is a non-issue IMO
. When you understand the low likelihood of someone finding a doc that will charge under "excess charges" and then do the math that plans F and G only cover 100% of the 13.5% markup allowed under medicare guidelines.
But if they take a 20% or so cut from not implementing the doc fix, can they make it up, at least somewhat, by excess charges?
Reason I ask (besides my mother in law asking me) is that the savings from not extending the doc fix has already been spent (part of how they paid for Obamacare). The extensions on the doc fix are deficit spending and I think it's getting tougher to pass the short extensions they are doing.
I just don't have a feel for the likelihood of excess charges, now or in the future.