Recently a physiatrist contacted me about the effect of not being a Medicare provider on his job search. His group opted out of Medicare and he can’t re-enroll until 2017. He’s thinking about looking for a job but wondered if it will lessen his chances. Most of the practice opportunities I represent have Medicare as one of their providers so that his Medicare status will be an issue. I also checked with Liz Lee, Physiatry Reimbursement Specialists, Inc., 1-800-324-4777,, and she agreed.