1. Do you accept insurance? Yes, we accept most major insurances as well as Medicare. However, patients are charged directly for services not covered by Medicare and standard insurance plans. The first visit is billed as the initial consultation, not as a “Physical." Patients are asked to review this with their insurance companies in advance of their first visit. The codes for first visits are, most cases, either 99203, 99204, or 99205, depending upon the degree of complexity involved. At this time we do not accept Medicaid or Medicaid affiliated plans.
2. Do you offer concierge services? No, we do not offer retainer fee related concierge services. Reimbursement is through Medicare and/or private insurances as in most any other standard Internal Medicine practice, we do however have the option available for cash payment if you do not have insurance or Medicare, please call the office for more information.
3. Do you communicate through email? No, unfortunately we are not able to communicate with our patients through email, the reason for this relates to patient privacy rules. In short, due to email not meeting the security standards set forth in the Patient Privacy Act, we cannot communicate patient information, such as lab or test results, give medical advice etc., through electronic mail. We also cannot accept completed new patient or other patient forms through email. Acceptable forms of communication with the office are phone, fax, in person or through our online Secure Patient Portal. Please ask the office for more information regarding access to the patient portal, there you can also review your health data, labs and other information.