Dear Medicare Patient,
Thank you for sharing your health journey with me, and I look forward to continuing this journey in the future. However, as of July 1, 2013, I will be an opt-out Medicare provider. What this means is that you can continue to see me as a patient, but neither you nor I can bill Medicare for your visit. You will have to pay my usual fee of $220 for a 45-minute visit. Your lab work will continue to be billed as usual through Medicare, since Quest Laboratories is considered an “in-network lab”.
You will need to sign a contract on your next visit stating that you understand and agree to these terms and will not file the visit for reimbursement with Medicare.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the office for more details.
Kashmir Rai, M.D.