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* Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) includes all benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is making the change to carry out part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA.
Opted-out physicians cannot make a new private contract with a Medicare patient in urgent or emergency situations.
Measuring the number of doctors who opt out of Medicare isn't easy.
* Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage).
In real terms, Medicare Advantage payment rates rose from an average of $624 a month in 1997 to an average of $860 a month in 2009.
Medicare supplement (Medigap) policies can help pay your medical bills, and Medicare Part D plans can cover your drug outlays.
Currently, about 47 million Americans are Medicare beneficiaries and that number is projected to increase to 80 million by 2030.
"There's huge interest in Medicare supplement insurance," according to Jim Yocum, executive vice president at DestinationRx Inc., Los Angeles, a company that sells Medicare product comparison systems.
Medicare is governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.
Original Medicare is broken down into several parts. ( Part A  covers inpatient and hospice care and some home healthcare services.