Providing Medicare services to residents at Assisted Living Facilities

MedicineMan99

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So I have an idea. Long story short I have connections with the owner of a chain of Assisted Living Facilities in New York state. I am also a Family Physician. This means I cannot diagnose or treat the residents in the facility, as they have their own private doctors.

That being said, I am trying to figure out a way to provide billable services to these residents without being their personal physician. The best example I can come up with is doing Medicare Annual Wellness visits on all the residents. Does anyone have any ideas for other things I can legally provide to these residents and get well-reimbursed by Medicare? Again, these are assisted living facilities- they are not nursing homes or rehab facilities.

Thank you!
 

michaelrack

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That being said, I am trying to figure out a way to provide billable services to these residents without being their personal physician. The best example I can come up with is doing Medicare Annual Wellness visits on all the residents.

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that doesn't sound in any way to be ethical. What good does an annual wellness visit do on a patient who has another doc as their personal physician? I personally can not think of any way you can serve this group of patients
 
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MedicineMan99

MedicineMan99

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I would, of course, send their primary a summary letter. They'd appreciate it.