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Psychiatrist Accepting Medicare
I am searching for online services for a therapist and psychiatrist and will accept medicare advantage and optum care.
Online Medicare: One of the requirements for Medicare online coverage is that the pt. Be in a healthcare facility, doctor’s office, nursing home, hospital, or the like for coverage. Medicare advantage plans MAY have different requirements from traditional Medicare. Please contact your carrier and ask. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
I need to find a psychiatrist who does therapy and is available online or by phone because I'm not physically able to get to an office I have medicare?
Access to the office: Most psychiatrists' offices have accommodations for handicapped persons, and medicare provides van transportation to their offices in most states. If you are home bound, you can receive services at home through a home health service and visiting nurses. Online psychiatric services are not approved for all states yet, so you will need to use the resources available to you in your location. ...Read more
DUE TO MAJOR DEPRESSION, I NEED A MATURE PSYCHIATRIST WHO ACCEPTS MEDICARE INSURANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Call and ask: There are many clinics and private practices in your area. Call and ask about their Medicare policy. Even if it takes a few tries, you'll find one soon. ...Read more
Need help for a dual diagnosed person. My husband is bipolar and is addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine. He has medicare and federal blue cross and blue shield. He is danger to himself and family. I baker acted him numerous times but his psychiatrist ge
In the state of florida, the marchman act addresses getting help for individuals with serious problems with substance abuse, who are not open to treatment. This law can help families through the courts to get loved ones into court ordered and court monitored "intervention assessment stabilization, or detoxification, and long-term treatment". A family member can petition the court.
Under the baker act, which is specific for psychiatric conditions, even if he has known psychiatric diagnoses, his doctor can only detain him against his will for a brief period unless there is court intervention and he is deemed to be at imminent risk to self or others.
I suggest you obtain legal advice. Additionally, do not remain in the home iwith your spouse if you are afraid that you or your son are in danger. You can ask the police who intervened for local contact information regarding domestic violence advocacy. If is important that a safety plan be developed. "knights of kindness" lists a number of florida resources that may be beneficial. ...Read more
Why is insurance so much in the way of care? E.G. No psychiatrist available in my network that is local or accepting new patients
Why are so many psychiatrists "not accepting new patients"? Mayb massacres of past 3yrs would not have happened if could make appt easier
Healthcare Crisis: Inability to access healthcare, including mental healthcare, has reached the level of a national crisis. In an ideal world, everyone would have access to adequate healthcare. Having access to mental healthcare might avoid certain situations, but such access does not guarantee that it would mitigate every tragic situation. Unfortunately there is no simple solution to these complex situations. ...Read more
Dental? Medicare: Except when associated with a medically covered procedure, dental care is not covered under medicare. See: http://cms. Hhs. Gov/medicare/coverage/medicaredentalcoverage/index. Html to my knowledge, dentists do not have to accept patients nor accept coverage, as long as they do not discriminate (by sex, religion, etc) or under contractual agreement. ...Read more
Need new psychiatrist. Every one I call isn't accepting new patients or has weird office policies. Overwhelmed and frustrated. How do people do this?
Can understand: Your frustration. Because you have both bipolar disorder and anxiety - a psychiatrist really is the best level of care. Not sure what is meant by weird office policies. But, there are many areas where there aren't sufficient number of psychiatrists. If the psychiatrist's office policies don't actually prohibit you from care from them - you may need to be flexible. Good luck. ...Read more
Ask your dentist: Usually your dentist will refer you to the oral surgeon. If you want to go directly call your local dental society office to get the list of local oral surgeons from that you choose weather they accept medicare or not, most likely they will, if you explain your financial situation. ...Read more
Would a doctor/psychiatrist be accepting if a client left all treatment with everyone after an offer of an inpatient stay to stabilise symptoms pls?
Not unusual: Without knowing specifics of the case, it is not unusual for a patient/client requiring a higher level of care, necessitating an inpatient stay, to discontinue outpatient care. That being said, if the outpatient care prior to admission was appropriate, the patient/client would likely return to those services as part of their discharge plan. This is of course, in the context of mental health. ...Read more
My current psychiatrist lies and doesn't accept me just wat. Y. mom says to b true. And I need a pain management treatment for chronic austeoartheitic foot desease...can u perscribe? ..
No, sorry: I doubt you will be able to get prescription over this application without doctor's visit, particularly for the contolled substances, that formally excluded by the rules of use of this platform ...Read more
Not really: Medicare is the best health stability for seniors, covering them in a way that no insurance plan would be likely to. It is expensive, and needs some restructuring but has a very low overhead 1-2% (versus 32-38% for private insurance). Because of the expansion of our seniors, money might become an issue in a few years, and so some changes must be made. ...Read more
Unclear question: Psychiatrists are not trained as pain specialists. However, pain has both a physical and psychological component. A psychologist or psychiatrist may work at part of a pain management team to address coping skills, relaxation techniques, and treat depression associated with pain. ...Read more
Obsession txment.: Clomipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, andsertraline, which are approved by the (FDA) for treatment of OCD, are recommended pharmacological agents. Although meta-analyses of placebo-controlled trials suggest greater efficacy for clomipramine than for fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, & sertraline. Psychotherapy-CBT using behavioral techniques such as response prevention (ERP) is recommended. ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: If you are having a mental health issue, it is important that you consult your primary care physician first in order to discuss and further evaluate your symptoms. If warranted, you may undergo a physical examination and lab testing. Depending on your presentation, your doctor can help you decide what type of mental health professional would be best for you. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www. Usmedicare. Com. ...Read more
Tradtional vs HMO:
Tradional medicare is where you have the gov't sponsored plan that pays 80% of your doctor visits. Often a "medi-gap" insurance is needed to cover you for the remaining 20%.
Or one can opt into a medicare hmo where you will have various co-payments, and restrictions. Tradional medicare does not require referrals and one is not restricted to a specific insurance network. ...Read more
If you have symptoms: And you are not lying about it. Most psychiatrist will go to the highest recommended dose of a medication, when symptoms are still prominent, and there are no concerns about misuse of the medicines. It is very common to receive requests to increase sedatives, but those are concerning medications if there is any suspicion of potential abuse. ...Read more
Crazy psychiatrist?: Psychiatrists can become ill, it's true -- but what has happened that causes you to say this? Is your psychiatrist keeping appointments, listening to you, keeping track of any medications prescribed, and referring appropriately? Does s/he return phone calls? If you have concerns or feel uncomfortable speaking frankly with your own doctor, get a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more
Unlikely: Medicare does not prequalify surgery, so most surgeons would require you pay ahead. Medicare would then only approve payment after if you had trauma that resulted in a nasal fracture that misshaped your nose and effected your breathing. Even then they would only pay to straighten it, not provide cosmetic changes. ...Read more
It depends...: Medicare will start paying for a nursing home once the patient no longer has any financial assets. In other words, you'll have to liquidate your assests to pay for the nursing home, and once there is no money left, medicare will pitch it. ...Read more