The Medicare Participating Physician Directory (MEDPARD) contains the names, addresses, phone numbers, and specialties of physicians who participate in Medicare. Participating physicians agree to accept assignment on all Medicare claims for covered services and supplies. However, some participating physicians may not accept new Medicare patients. Please contact the physicians you are interested in to see if they are accepting new Medicare patients.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is required by law to provide a listing of physicians who participate in the Medicare program. The Participating Physician Directory is limited to practitioners who have the following academic credentials:
- Medical Doctor (MD)
- Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
- Doctor of Optometry (OD)
- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (DM)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DC)
We acknowledge the fact that there are several other Medicare participating healthcare professionals that have other academic credentials and subsequently are not listed in the Participating Physician Directory at this time. The healthcare professional classifications that are not included in our directory include, but are not limited to:
- Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Certified Nurse Midwife
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
- Clinical Psychologist
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Nurse Practitioner
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physician Assistant
- Registered Dietitian
Physicians may be listed under their name as accepting assignment, and also belong to a clinic or group that does not accept assignment. If the physician sees you at the clinic or group that does not participate, you may be charged more than if you see the physician at his or her private office or at a participating clinic or group.
This directory also contains detailed physician information such as specialties, board certification, medical school, year graduated, gender, foreign language(s), and hospital affiliations.
Who is in this Directory
The physicians listed in this directory currently accept assignment for Medicare services. Under some special circumstances physicians can become participating physicians in the middle of the year.
This directory contains addresses for physician offices. Every effort has been made to ensure the information is up-to-date. However, it would be in your best interest to verify the address when you call the physician to make an appointment.
Who is not in this Directory
This directory does not include physicians who do not participate with Medicare. Participating physicians always take assignment; nonparticipating physicians may take assignment on a case-by-case basis or may never take assignment.
This directory does not include physicians who have been excluded from Medicare, that is, no longer receive payment for items or services from Medicare.
This directory does not include physicians who have opted out of Medicare and who sign private contracts with Medicare beneficiaries. Under private contracts, beneficiaries give up their Medicare benefits and agree to pay the physicians charges.