How Our Office Handles Insurance
Q: Does Dr. Myatt Accept Medicare or Medicaid?
A: No. Dr. Myatt “opted out” of Medicare years ago. Without a UPN number (Universal Provider Number – required by Medicare), there is no way for Medicare to cover Dr. Myatt’s services. Further, Medicare rarely covers the type of progressive, alternative care that Dr. Myatt and other holistic physicians provide.
Q: Does Dr. Myatt accept insurance?
A: No. Services are due and payable on the day they are rendered.
Q: Will Dr. Myatt fill out insurance paperwork if I file a claim myself?
A: Yes. Dr. Myatt will gladly complete any necessary insurance paperwork including writing letters of medical necessity, as required by your insurance company for you to file a claim yourself. However, all time spent completing insurance paperwork or writing such letters is billed at the Doctor’s usual hourly fee of $240. For example, if it takes Dr. Myatt one-half hour to complete insurance paperwork, the patient will be billed $120.
Q: Why does Dr. Myatt charge for filling out insurance paperwork? My other doctor does this for free.
A: Your other doctor spends 5-10 minutes with you and charges for a complete office visit. Dr. Myatt charges for the office visit (typically one hour, the entire time of which is devoted to your care), then spends an average of 2-6 hours in “case study” following your exam or phone consultation. This additional time spent on case study is not charged for but is included in your visit. Very few physicians spend so much time and attention on an individual patient.
Insurance paperwork is incredibly complex and time-consuming. This is valuable time that Dr. Myatt prefers to spend studying the patient’s case in order to get the patient well, not shuffling papers.
When you consider the true amount of time Dr. Myatt spends on an individual case, you will see that her fees are a bargain. When you find yourself recovering from an “incurable” illness, you will further understand why Dr. Myatt’s case-study time is so valuable and why we charge for the non-wellness time spent on paperwork.