For MEdicare patients

 

Federal budget problems and low reimbursement have made it difficult for excellent internists to do their best work. Seniors who have worked hard and saved can and should be able to take advantage of their Medicare and have an internist whose phone is answered by first rate staff. They should be able to see their doctor today, on-time and unhurried. Care should be thoughtful, service should be good.

 

We are able to do our best work and still keep patient costs low by “private contracting” with Medicare patients. Congress enacted law to provide this choice and I agree to limit costs. You need never pay me more than $750 in a calendar year, usually less as you only pay for services you receive. This covers all my fees in the office as well as any lab and EKG done in my office – no exceptions. (See “How We Limit Your Costs”) (Click here to view 1 page Private Contract.)

 

We care for many Medicare patients and it is gratifying to be able to take the time needed to try to do my best. All other referrals I make and tests and treatments ordered outside the office are covered by Medicare, the same as when you do not choose to contract. The Medicare program does not however, allow you to file for reimbursement of the fees you pay Dr. Sloan.