Medicare Opt Out Update

Source:  https://data.cms.gov/provider-characteristics/medicare-provider-supplier-enrollment/opt-out-affidavits/data

 

 

  • 29,309 clinicians had opted out as of 1/1/23, 31,603 have opted out as of 9/15/2023 (7.8% increase).
  • 12,556 mental health clinicians (Psychiatry, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker) had opted out as of January 2023, 13,726 have opted out as of September 2023 (9.3% increase).
  • 5,022 psychologists had opted out as of January 2023, 5,540 have opted out as of September 2023 (10.3% increase).
  • Psychologists continue to be the largest number of clinicians opting out.
  • Nurse practitioners showed the largest increase among all the specialities opting out from January to September 2023: 1,206 as of  January, 1,468 as of September (21.7% increase).
  • Clinical Social Workers (14.8% increase), Clinical Psychologists (10.3% increase), and Family Practice (10.1% increase) showed the second, third, and fourth greatest increases in opt-outs from January to September 2023.

Report from January of this year

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