At Bergen Geriatric Care, our philosophy is rooted in providing patients with convenient access to high quality care.
Our providers round in designated assisted living and independent
living communities, as well as in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.
Residents are also seen by our providers in the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home, bringing back the ease and familiarity of the house call. Should the need arise to visit a hospital, our providers will work with the doctors in the hospital in order to follow the progress of our patients. Should the need arise to visit a rehabilitation center, our providers will follow the progress of our patients directly in the rehabilitation centers in which they round.
Bergen Geriatric Care strives to be a leader in innovative medical practices.
Bergen Geriatric Care LLC is Participating
in a New Program to Enhance Your Care:
Primary Care First
Primary Care First is an innovative healthcare payment program that
aims to improve our patients’ care experience.
Giving doctors extra support to help you get better care
Our goal has always been to provide you with the highest quality of care. Through Primary Care First, we will receive additional resources from Medicare and other health insurance companies to help us enhance our work and provide you the best quality, patient-centered care.
More information for patients with original Medicare
As part of this program, Medicare will start sharing some of your personal health information with us, such as when you receive care at hospitals, emergency departments, and specialist offices. This will help provide us with a more complete picture of your health and allow us to better coordinate your care.
If you want to stop Medicare from sharing this information, you should call
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Your Medicare benefits are not changing, and this program is only intended to enhance the healthcare you receive at Bergen Geriatric Care LLC. You still have the right to use or visit any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it is always your choice which doctors you use or hospital you visit.
If you have questions or concerns, you can call Bergen Geriatric Care LLC
or Dr. Odessa Hoinkis, MD at (201) 387-2003 or bring it up at your next appointment.
For more information about this new Medicare program, please:
Visit the Primary Care First webpage; or Call 1-800-MEDICARE.