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How can you find a psychiatrist who takes Medicare?

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As of September 2015, the Physician Compare page at Medicare.gov lets individuals search for psychiatrists who take Medicare. The user inputs a location and types "psychiatry" in the search box. This brings up categories of health care professionals related to psychiatry.

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How can you find a psychiatrist who takes Medicare?
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Each category, such as Psychiatry or Psychiatry (Geriatric), lists local doctors. The icon next to each physician's name indicates the doctor's Medicare status, notes Medicare.gov. An "M" means that the psychiatrist accepts Medicare payment in full, so patients do not receive bills other than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance. A question mark icon signifies that it is possible for patients to receive bills in addition to those for the Medicare deductible and coinsurance.

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