Anchorage Doctors Turning Away New Medicare Patients

Most doctors in Alaska’s cities have stopped accepting new medicare patients. A new study from the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research found only 13 primary care doctors in Anchorage who will see new medicare patients. Nearly half were at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Clinic, where accepting medicare patients is a federal requirement.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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