Group practices are also refusing to accept new Medicare patients.<quoted text>The only Doctors that refuse Medicare patients are the ones that are self employed. Those are few and will continue to be fewer as time goes on. Most Doctors are now employees of a group practice or hospital. That is the future. Depends on the state of where a Doctor has a practice and the reason for the visit but the average Medicare reimbursement is $50.00. A Doctor seeing 6 per hour would make $300.00/hr or $2400.00 /per day. I really don't know what the problem is. Most people would be fine making $300.00/hr.
A doctor who spends only 10 minutes with each patient, including time to record his findings, is not practicing good medicine.
A doctor seeing 48 patients per day, not even allowing for potty breaks or lunch, is not practicing good medicine.
And your reported $300/hour does not allow for office staff, rent, utilities, insurance, taxes, and various other expenses. Actual in come to the doctor is only a fraction of that.