Frequently Asked Questions
Can Meridian Visiting Physicians be my primary care doctor?
Yes! Meridian Visiting Physicians can act as your primary care provider. If you already have a primary care physician, MVP can act as a consulting physician with your other providers and partner with them to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
If I already have a primary care physician, why would I need a home visiting physician?
Home visiting physicians are trained to assess your overall needs in the home which is not possible for your in-office doctor to determine. They can make sure your home is equipped with any safety devices you may need. Additionally, Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances allow you to have both an in-office physician as well as one that visits you in the home!
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?
Depending on your specific type on insurance, you may need a referral from your primary care physician. Some insurances also require your treating physician to be listed as your primary care physician. Our friendly and intelligent office staff can help guide you through the process of getting your PCP changed to one of our providers.
What medical insurance do you accept?
We accept Medicare and most private insurances: Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, UnitedHealthCare, Humana, Aetna, Cigna, etc. Some insurances may require us to obtain a prior authorization before we can visit you in your home. When you call our office to set up services and schedule your initial appointment, we can advise you whether or not a PA is required for your insurance.
Will my insurance cover the entire cost of my home visit?
Possibly! Similar to an office visit, you will still be responsible for your co-pay and deductible. If you have a secondary insurance, it is possible they will cover any remaining costs. If you do not have insurance, please call our office to inquiring about out-of-pocket pricing.
Can Meridian Visiting Physicians see patients in an assisted living facility?
Yes! Meridian Visiting Physicians can see patients in group homes, independent living facilities, and assisted living facilities. We are even listed as a “preferred provider” for some!
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