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Does anyone know the difference from a patient with Medicare, or with private insurance, **from a doctor's perspective?** I am close to having a choice of having surgery while still having private insurance... or waiting a few more weeks and turning 65, and having the same surgery as a Medicare insured person.

I was wondering, from the doctor's perspective, does he get paid different money one way or the other? Does anyone know? It is hip surgery that I would rather get done sooner than later... the doctor has a backlog, and I am wondering if there is any incentive for him to do my surgery with me under private insurance, rather than with Medicare (Part G), Thanks.

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