We accept Medicare patients. However, our practice does not take Medicare assignment. This means that payment (by cash, check, or credit card) is due at the time of service.
After your visit, our office will submit a claim to Medicare. Medicare automatically forwards this claim to your secondary insurance. It is your responsibility to assure that Medicare has your secondary insurance information on file. You may verify this by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
You will receive re-imbursement for your office visit through a check issued by Medicare. This is sent directly to you by Medicare– generally within 5-6 weeks. Medicare will typically re-imburse 80% of the cost of your office visit. Your secondary insurance (if you have one) will issue a separate check to cover all or part of the office visit expenses not re-imbursed by Medicare.
Out-of-pocket expenses can occasionally be incurred, especially if you have not yet met your deductible. Note that labs are not included in our office fee but are paid directly to the laboratory by Medicare. Occasionally, there may be labs considered important by you or your physician that are not covered by Medicare. We will inform you of this prior to obtaining the requested lab.