Most anesthesiologists will continue to take Medicare and Medicaid patients, according to Medscape's 2023 Anesthesiologist Compensation Report released May 24.
The data comes from a Medscape "Physician Compensation Report" for 2023, which surveyed 10,011 physicians across more than 29 specialties about their income, work hours, job satisfaction and more from Oct. 7 to Jan. 17.
Here is how anesthesiologists answered:
- Anesthesiologists who will continue to take new and current Medicare/Medicaid patients: 69 percent
- Anesthesiologists who will not take any new Medicare patients: 9 percent
- Anesthesiologists who will not take any new Medicaid patients: 9 percent
- Anesthesiologists who have not yet decided: 22 percent