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No, that is not age discrimination. Age discrimination is making a decision specifically based on a person being over the age of 40. Age discrimination then would be a complete refusal to see anyone over the age of 50, for example. Choosing to see some people over 50 but not others clearly indicates that the motivation then is not age, but some other factor.
When you are talking about treatment, billing and other such financial determinations, those are not based on age even though some of the components concerning the billing form are connected to age. The concern here is Medicare billing and the issues that that can create for medical facilities. While it certainly is not fair, it's not a matter of age discrimination but a matter of billing risk preference. Presently, at least, medical care professionals still maintain the discretion on which providers they accept.
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