What Percentage of Your Spine Practice is Medicare Patients? 8 Responses

Written by Laura Dyrda | May 03, 2012 | Print  |
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Q: What percentage of your spine practice is Medicare patients?


J. Brian Gill, MD, Spine Surgeon, Nebraska Spine Center, Omaha:
The percentage of Medicare patients in our practice is roughly 30-35 percent of our total patient population.

Marion R. McMillan, MD, Synergy Spine Center, Seneca, S.C.:
Our Medicare percentage in a spine surgery practice specializing in non-fusion spinal stenosis care is about 40 percent.

Timothy A. Moore, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland:
32 percent

Khawar Siddique, MD, Spine Surgeon, Beverly Hills Spine Surgery, Calif.: 20-30 percent

Paul Slosar, MD, President, SpineCare Medical Group, San Francisco Spine Institute:
25 percent approximately

Michael P. Steinmetz, MD, Medical Director, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland:
40 percent

MetroHealth Spine Center, Neurosciences Department, Cleveland:
34 percent

Texas Back Institute, Plano:
Overall about 6-7 percent of our patients are Medicare.

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