People are often surprised that a plastic surgeon would care for Medicare patients under that coverage. Well of course we are not doing cosmetic surgery as a Medicare benefit. That would be illegal.
What do Plastic Surgeons do for the Medicare patient:
Skin Cancer Removal/Reconstruction
Breast Cancer Reconstruction
Wound Care and Reconstruction
If you have regular Medicare plus or minus a secondary, the process is pretty straight forward. If you have signed over your benefits to an IPA, you are limited to IPA member doctors only and need pre-approval to even be seen by a specialist. I deal with regular Medicare patients every week.
John Di Saia MD