This means that if you follow your insurance requirements, you will know exactly how much it will cost you, and you will not need to worry. If you do not, then you are accepting responsibility of payment not rendered by insurance. I have to do this in order to continue billing insurance. If this makes you uneasy or unhappy. I am happy to offer you an itemized receipt when you pay at time of appointment instead of billing. With the itemized receipt, you can submit for reimbursement to your insurance. Or, there is the alternative of Flex Spending or Health Spending cards.
New Insurance Process:
- New patient phone consult making sure you have all your ducks in a row prior to appointment, get co-pay amount to bring to appointment, pre-authorizations required, doctors note etc.
- Protocols set in place for treatments. Inclusive of diagnosis codes, session amounts, times etc. This will be very specific and very uncomfortable compared to our previous work, but we will figure out a way to navigate this without losing quality of the treatment.
- Co-pays, deductibles, insurance cards, doctors notes, prescriptions, updated doctors notes all required to bring with you to your appointments. We will know exactly what we plan to accomplish, to what specific area, and how many sessions it will take, re-evaluate and start the process all over, or completion of treatment and so on.
- Outstanding billings will also be set on a protocol. If insurance companies do not pay within a set timeframe, you will be billed and expected to pay the full amount due and you will have to take on the fight with your insurance. This is already expected but our time lapse for this to happen will be shrinking to around a 2-3 month grace period.
We will do everything we can to minimize the impact on you and on your treatment.