This section of our consent outlines services that are optional to our patients and will not be covered by his/her Medicare benefits. By Medicare requirements, we are required to submit to you a notification of a financial waiver for non-covered services, otherwise referred to as an advanced beneficiary notice (ABN.)
Medicare DOES provide payment for medical services at a patient's home and/or location of residence.
Our advanced beneficiary notice is due to Medicare NOT covering the convenience fee associated with a clinician traveling to see a patient in his/her home OR long-term care residence facility. In order to provide the best care for our patients in their home environment and/or at their facility on a non-scheduled day, we offer "urgent care visits."
If an "urgent care visit" or a visit to a patient's home is requested by the patient and/or family, the medical visit will be billed to Medicare just like any other visit AND patient will be billed for an out-of-pocket cost of $95.00 to cover the convenience fee associated with the clinician's travel at the time of service. This service will allow patients to avoid unnecessary hospital visits and exposures in urgent care centers while supporting the highest level of care to keep you and your loved ones healthy.
If you would like to read more about about Medicare's details on an advance beneficiary notice, please check out their website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/BNI/ABN .