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IMPORTANT MEDICARE INFORMATION

We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide Neurosurgical care to Medicare insured patients and have made special accommodations for them in this practice.

We are DEDICATED TO THE CARE OF MEDICARE PATIENTS even though WE ARE NOT "MEDICARE PROVIDERS".

The U.S. Federal Government requires SOME CHANGES IN "PAPER-WORK" PROCEDURES; however, these changes SHOULD NOT CAUSE YOU SIGNIFICANT CONCERN. PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SINCE IT MAY PERMIT YOU TO ENJOY A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE THAN YOU OTHERWISE MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO.

We will share written information with you that explains this new relationship.

In addition there are a COUPLE OF HIDDEN PLEASANT SURPRISES that go along with this change.

  1. The first change that you will notice and benefit from is that YOUR INITIAL COMPREHENSIVE NEUROSURGICAL CONSULTATION IS FREE OF ANY CHARGE.

  2. Secondly, you MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOME FEDERAL INCOME TAX BENEFITS in the event that you come to require a Neurosurgical operation. (This is explained in a little more detail below and you will want to consult your tax advisor regarding this potentiality.)
THE CHANGES that "MEDICARE" REQUIRES:
  1. PRIVATE AGREEMENT. Another area of "change" relates to a part of your relationship with the Neurosurgeon. In this case both you and the Neurosurgical Consultants' surgeons are required (by the Federal Government) to ENTER A "PRIVATE AGREEMENT" (a "contract") regarding that care. This means that you and Neurosurgical Consultants must sign a special form which we will provide to you free of any charge. The "contract" will have the details of the planned Neurosurgical Procedure and the financial arrangement that is entered into regarding your Neurosurgical operation. (It is this "out-of-pocket" health care cost which may provide you with an additional Federal Income Tax benefit as mentioned earlier.)

  2. The Federal Government absolutely FORBIDS YOU from filing any additional forms and/or claims for reimbursement of the costs related to the "contract" between you and Neurosurgical Consultants.

  3. You cannot file any Medicare or Medi-Gap claims for reimbursement of the "out-of-pocket" costs for our NEUROSURGICAL services.
WHAT IS NOT CHANGED FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS
  1. Your HOSPITALIZATION CONTINUES TO BE COVERED by Medicare Part A. In the event that a Neurosurgical operation becomes appropriate for your care, MEDICARE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER YOUR COSTS FOR HOSPITALIZATION under Medicare Part A. THIS IS THE SAME AS FOR ANYONE ELSE.

  2. There is NO CHANGE and NO REDUCTION OF BENEFITS FOR ANY OTHER PHYSICIANS WHO DO PARTICIPATE in the Medicare "plan".

  3. YOUR CHOICE OF A "NON-PARTICIPATING" NEUROSURGEON DOES NOT, IN ANY WAY, AFFECT YOUR MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR ANY OTHER MEDICARE ELIGIBLE SERVICES or other doctors who continue to participate in the Medicare program.
OUR COMMITMENT

PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE SENSITIVE TO THE FINANCIAL CONCERNS OF ALL OF OUR PATIENTS AND PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE COVERED BY MEDICARE.

WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION IN ORDER TO LESSEN THE BURDEN THAT YOUR NEUROSURIGAL PROBLEM HAS PLACED UPON YOU.


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