Doc, I’m feeling pretty darn good, but I want to come in monthly so I stay this way.
Great idea! Guess what? That’s maintenance care. It’s a great idea to help you stay feeling good. But you have to pay for it. I understand that patients don’t know the law. Many doctors don’t either. But we do and we go out of our way to explain it. My short answer is this.
Providers who continue to bill Medicare for supportive maintenance care are typically subject to considerable fines, loss of license and/or criminal penalties.
Here’s a recent story on this subject. Pts are looking to be able to continue care even when patients are NOT improving. Click here