Opting for Freedom from Medicare

Look Who’s Opted Out of Medicare

The attached is a list of all health care practitioners, including physicians, that have opted out of the Medicare program, as found in the federal Medicare participation-status database on July 5, 2016. NOTE: Physicians and others that have refused to get a National Provider ID are not included on this list.

There are more than 1 million practitioners on the original list, including
participating in Medicare and those who have opted out. We extracted the more than 14,000 practitioners, including physicians, who have opted out, and alphabetized them by last name. Although, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the list to be online and available, there is no contact information for these freedom-minded professionals.

Please contact the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and ask them to update the information on the list to include title (e.g. M.D., DDS, D.C., APRN), clinic name, address, state, zip code and phone number. Call Toll Free: (800) 633-4227. Let us know what you learn when you call!

It’s important for patients and citizens to know which practitioners are free from federal government restrictions and controls. AAPS also has a list of links to opted-out physicians found here


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