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Geriatric Medicine Unit
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Learn more about consultations offered by the Massachusetts General Hospital Geriatrics Unit.
We offer consultation about specific medical problems such as:
We also offer evaluations for patients who are experiencing increasing physical, cognitive or social frailty.
The goal of the consultation is to provide the patient and patient's caregiver with:
If you have standard Medicare, it will cover your evaluation at the same level (80%) that I covers your office visits. If you have a secondary insurance such as Blue Cross – Medex or AARP, they will pay for the remaining 20%. At the beginning of each calendar year, you may have additional deductibles.
If you are insured by any kind of managed medicare plan such as Secure Horizons or First Seniority you will need a referral from your primary care physician. Please check your specific policy before arranging for this appointment as you will be responsible for any uncovered portion of this service.
HAVING THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR THE CONSULTATION WILL ALLOW THE DOCTOR TO FOCUS ON THE PATIENT AND FAMILY CONCERNS.
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