Do you bill insurance plans?
We have chosen not to. Our practice is unencumbered by the constraints and limited reimbursement from insurance plans so that we may better serve and care for our patients. There will be no charge for office visits or co-pays. You only pay the membership fee.
Our model results in significant savings: money, paperwork and time. The membership fee allows us to keep our overhead low and our practice small, and work for our patients, not the insurance company!
Can you see me if I have Medicare?
Absolutely. Our practice is well suited to handle the more complex medical issues often associated with older patients. We can spend the time necessary to manage chronic disease and the use of medications, and work together to optimize your health and wellness.
As we have opted-out of Medicare, it means neither our practice nor the member can submit a claim to Medicare for reimbursement for primary care. However, Medicare payment will continue according to your specific plan, without change for medications, blood work, imaging tests, specialty referrals and care, or hospitalization.
Do I still need to have health insurance?
Yes, you do. Our medical practice is NOT a health insurance program. It is very important to maintain insurance (and/or Medicare) to cover outside testing and specialists, as well as expensive, unusual and unpredictable events such as surgery, emergency care and hospitalization. BUT NOT for everyday preventive primary care. By providing you with extraordinary and connected primary care, your plan use can often be reduced.
The current insurance-based system makes primary care MORE expensive and difficult, and less effective too. Our practice does the opposite.
By charging a set fee, we can spend more time with you and focus on your individual health needs to maintain and improve your health. We want you to see us as often as you need to, because our goal is healthy and happy members.
What if I have an HMO insurance plan?
If you have an HMO and are interested in joining Primary Care Partnership, please call us at (508) 636-7893 to discuss how membership may work for you.