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Williamsburg Internal Medicine

As a busy medical office in a small town, Williamsburg Internal Medicine has the privilege of being a well-balanced practice, with a staff that’s just the right size for the demands of its community. Our compassionate, down-to-earth providers are dedicated to helping keep you healthy, and their personalized care is exactly what you should expect from a small town practice that shares every day with its patients.

We can also help if you need specialized care that’s out of town. Our membership in the Cooley Dickinson Medical Group gives us valuable access to Northampton’s hospital, and allows us to provide seamless referrals within our wide network of medical specialists, physical therapists, visiting nurses and other professionals. Our full-time staff includes:

In addition, we employ six other full-time staff for maximum office efficiency, and offer you the following conveniences:

  • Same-day walk-in appointments usually available in the a.m.
  • Prescriptions from any of our three providers
  • On-site lab draws for all of our primary care patients

Preventive Health Exam Billing at Partners HealthCare

What is a Preventive Health Exam and is it Covered by My Insurance?

A preventive health exam is an Annual Physical during which your primary care provider will:

  • Ask you questions about your health
  • Do a physical examination
  • Give you advice about how to prevent health problems
  • Take care of minor health problems or a chronic illness that has not changed

Commercial Health Plans

Under the Affordable Care Act, commercial health plans are required to cover an annual Preventive Health Exam at no cost to the patient (no co-payment, co-insurance or deductible).

Medicare Advantage

Many Medicare Advantage plans will also pay the full cost of Preventive Health Exams as defined in this guide.

Medicare Part B

Annual Wellness Visit

Medicare Part B covers a different version of an annual visit, called a “Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.”

During your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit your provider will:

  • Ask you questions about your health, and family and social history
  • Provide advice about how to prevent health problems, including a plan for screening in the future
  • Screen you for depression and other mental health or safety concerns

A Medicare Annual Wellness Visit does not include a physical exam. If your provider does perform a physical exam during your visit to assess your health or treat any medical problems, you may be responsible for a co-insurance or a Medicare Part B deductible payment.

“Welcome to Medicare” Visit

During your first 12 months of enrollment in Medicare Part B, a “Welcome to Medicare” visit is covered, which includes a physical examination.

When Would any of These Annual Health Visits Turn into a Sick or Chronic Disease Visit?

Sometimes, your annual Preventive Health Exam, Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, or Welcome to Medicare Visit can turn into a “Sick Visit”.

During your visit, your provider may need to treat a new medical issue or a chronic problem that has changed. If that occurs, this part of the visit is called a Sick Visit and may result in additional services being billed to your insurance.

Most insurance companies will pay for Sick Visit evaluations, tests, and treatments, but your insurance plan may require you to pay a co-payment, deductible, and/or co-insurance payment for the Sick Visit, even when it is done during the same appointment as your Preventive Health Exam, Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, or Welcome to Medicare Visit.

Are Lab Tests for Disease Screening and Immunizations Covered During My Annual Health Visits?

Medicare and many commercial health insurance plans cover certain screening tests (such as cancer and cardiovascular disease screening) and immunizations. Specific coverage depends on your age and health insurance plan. Some tests and immunizations may not be covered at 100% and some may not be covered at all. In those cases you may be responsible for a co-insurance or deductible payment.

When Will I Have to Pay?

We will request your co-payment when you check in for a visit. We will send you a bill if there is any unpaid balance after we receive payment for your visit from your insurance company.

It is important that you understand your health insurance benefits, and we encourage you to contact your health insurance plan if you have any questions about what is included in your Preventive Health Exam, Medicare Annual Wellness Visit or Welcome to Medicare Visit, or about charges for Sick Visits, lab tests, immunizations and other services that are performed during your Preventive Health Exam, Medicare Annual Wellness or Welcome to Medicare Visit.

If Your Insurance Company Does Not Answer all of Your Questions, Please Contact Partners Patient Billing Solutions:

Mailing Address
Patient Billing Solutions
Partners HealthCare
399 Revolution Drive, Suite 410
Somerville, MA 02145–1462

Phone
(617) 726-3884

Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Email
patientbilling@partners.org

Web
www.partners.org/patientbilling 

 

Updated April 2019

Personalized Care

We pride ourselves on having cultivated a small-town feel that lets you know our care is personal and that we share the same values as you when it comes to empathetic human connection and personalized treatment. We know every patient’s name, and all of our current providers live in the community where they work and care about everyone who’s a part of it. The practice was formerly known as Williamsburg Medical Associates.

Housed in a converted colonial home on Williams Street (Route 9) between the Meekins Library and Chesterfield Road, Williamsburg Internal Medicine is centrally located to serve patients in Hampshire County. Our downtown location at 14 Williams Street (Route 9) is 13 minutes from Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and less than a mile from the local pharmacy.

We are accepting new patients. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays, with same-day walk-in appointments usually available first thing in the morning. We are closed on weekends.

Williamsburg Internal Medicine

CONTACT 413-268-3616

OFFICE HOURS 8:30 AM- 5 PM

Location & Directions 14 Williams Street
Williamsburg, MA 01096


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Williamsburg Internal Medicine
P.O. Box 765
Williamsburg, MA 01096
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