Fees, Insurance and Financial Policies
All co-payments, deductibles, and fees for non-covered services are due at the time of your appointment. Failure to pay your co-pay at the time of service will result in a $20 billing administration fee in addition to the copaypayment, and/or we may ask you to reschedule your appointment.
There will be a missed-appointment charge if you fail to cancel your appointment within 24 hours prior to your appointment. The charge is $35. Weekends and holidays do not count in the 24 hours (ie calling Saturday or Sunday to cancel a Monday morning appointment results in a charge. Monday appointments need to be cancelled by Friday to avoid a charge). When you miss an appointment or cancel late, it denies another patient the opportunity to be seen, and the practice still bears the financial burden of rent, utilities, staffing, etc.. This policy helps us keep our fees as low as possible for our other patients.
There is an administrative fee for completing forms that take
our providers away from providing care to other patients, such,
as DMV, sport physicals, FMLA, leave of absence etc. Most forms require
five to six working days to research your information and complete the
form. You will be called when the form is complete and ready for pick
up. If you have questions regarding a form or fee please ask the front
desk personnel. The fees are also posted in the office.
Please note that our practice periodically must close to new patients in order for us to best serve our current patients.
We are currently closed to new Medicare patients, except for
family members in the same household as current patients, or current patients
converting to Medicare as they age.
If you would like to learn more about insurance company and employer tactics to reduce pharmacy benefits and costs, go to Insurance Drug Benefits
If you would like to check out your insurance company's Report Card,
go to NCQA
Call your insurance company or talk to your employer with any questions or concerns you may have about benefits.
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