Patients with Medicare
We accept Medicare and take assignment, which means we directly bill Medicare, and all supplemental insurance plans. We only bill the patient when there is an unpaid balance which is not covered by Medicare or the supplemental insurer. As with all physicians who take assignment, Medicare reimburses 80% of our professional fees (which are set by Medicare) after patients have met their annual deductible. Some supplemental insurance plans pay the 20% of a physician’s fee not covered by Medicare (the co-pay), and some even pay the annual deductible. However, many supplemental plans cover only a portion of the co-pay and most do not cover the deductible.
For patients without supplemental insurance, the 20% co-pay and annual deductible amount are due and payable at the time of service.