Specific Rules Apply
Concierge physicians provide advanced personal medical care that is above and beyond the services covered by Medicare.The patient pays the concierge doctor directly for the additional medical services. The fees are usually structured as an annual membership fee to the concierge medicine practice, and some concierge physicians may provide for a monthly billing program.
Accepting, Opted Out or Not Participating in Medicare
Some concierge medicine practices have opted out of the Medicare program, or are not participating, and it is important to confirm the plans accepted by your concierge physician. However, there are concierge medicine practices that will accept Medicare in compliance with the specific rules. In this type of concierge medicine practice, you will only pay for the advanced medical services that Medicare does not cover. Rules vary in different state jurisdictions, so again please refer to the specific concierge physician for the policies that will be relevant to your care.