November 14, 2005
The American Medical Association (AMA) has received inquiries regarding Medicare participation options for physicians. Physicians who wish to change their current participation or non-participation status may do so between November 15 and December 31. To respond to the inquiries and to help ensure that physicians are making informed decisions about their contractual relationships with the Medicare program, the AMA has developed the following brief overview of the participation options for physicians. The AMA is not advising or recommending any one of these options described in the attached paper.