How much does a geriatrician typically charge and what are typical fees?

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There are very few costs that Medicare covers completely.
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Most geriatricians accept Medicare so your fees should be similar to whatever your co-pay is for Medicare primary care. (Differs for Medicare HMO vs Medicare fee-for-service). Medicare does not allow doctors to charge patients extra for a visit -- or for anything covered by Medicare -- but some doctors charge a yearly or monthly "membership fee" to cover spending more time with patients.

The problem is that Medicare pays the same to geriatricians as to any internist or family medicine doc, even though we focus on people with much higher needs. Because most of us do spend more time with patients, geriatrics clinics are often subsidized in some way, such as with philanthropy or an academic medical center. University medical centers are a good place to find geriatrics clinics, and some do consultations for falls or medications.

In recent years I have heard of more "senior clinics" cropping up. I think these often do a good job, because the whole clinic is more likely to be organized around the needs of older adults. People often focus only the training of the doctor, but the clinic and infrastructure around the doctor is actually very important.
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If insurance is the payor source then most or all could be covered. Some primary care providers also practice geriatrics. Contact the insurance company for a list of participating providers and ask what the co-pay would be. If the payor source is medicare, then you will need to find a provider that bills medicare.
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My dads primary is a geriatric doctor and the costs are completely covered by Medicare.
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It all depends on where you live, and what doctor you choose. Mine spends about 30 - 45 mins. when my appointment is involved, but she is wonderful and is the only physician in her practice. She charges about $95 - $125 depending on the length and scope of the appointment. Medicare will only pay what the ICD code is and other insurance or you will pay the rest.
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A geriatrician is a physician who has completed a residency in either Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with an additional one or two year fellowship training in the medical, social, and psychological issues that concern older adults.

Could be your PCP, no big deal.just another MD.

Are you thinking of a geriatric care manager ?
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