The purpose of the DOT/Commercial Motor Vehicle driver examination is to determine qualification status of commercial drivers for the safety of the driver and public.
As of May 2014, federal regulations require that a medical examiner be certified to perform this evaluation. Dr. Eric Slane is able to perform these exams for patients whether or not they consider one of us their primary care provider.
There is a set price for this examination which includes one certification or recertification office visit as well as required urine test. The patient/driver or employer may take advantage of the prompt pay 40% cash discount. This examination may not be billed as a yearly physical to insurance. High Point will report the examination to the FMCSA on the patient’s behalf.
“Welcome to Medicare” Preventative Visit – Medicare Part B (Medical insurance) covers a “Welcome to Medicare” preventative visit once within the first 12 months you have Part B.
This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services, including these:
- Certain Screenings, flu and pneumococcal immunizations, and referrals for other care, if needed.
- Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements.
- A calculation of your body mass index.
- A simple vision test.
- A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety.
- An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives.
- Get details about coverage for screenings, immunizations, and other preventive services.
Yearly “Wellness” Visit – If you’ve had Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly “Wellness” visit once every 12 months to develop or update a personalized prevention plan.
This plan is designed to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a “Health Risk Assessment”, as part of this visit. Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit. I can also include:
- A review of your medical and family history.
- Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions.
- Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements.
- Detection of any cognitive impairment.
- Personalized health advice.
- A list of risk factors and treatment options for you.
- A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services. Get details about coverage for screenings, immunizations, and other preventive services.
- Advance care planning.
Your cost for both types of Medicare Wellness Preventative Visits is nothing. However, you may have to pay coinsurance and the Part B deductible may apply if:
- Your doctor or other health care provider performs additional tests or services during the same visit.
- These additional tests or services aren’t covered under the preventative benefits.