There is definitely some confusion on this topic. I found that out from first hand experience, which unfortunately is the way most of us learn.
We have to be careful on terminology we use when making an appointment, or talking about our next visit with the receptionist or doctor.
The following article helps shed a little light on this topic.
When Beverly Dunn called her new primary care doctor’s office last November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most of the tab.
The appointment seemed like a routine physical, and she was pleased that the doctor spent a lot of time with her.
Until she got the bill: $400. To read the remainder of the article click here.