The following is an explanation of my office policies. I believe that a clear definition will allow us to concentrate on the most important issue: regaining and maintaining your health. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding my policies, your account, or insurance coverage.
New Patient Services
The fee to begin care in my office is $185.00 ($180.00 if 65 years or older or under the age of 18). This fee includes your initial exam and first adjustment. This fee is discounted 30% for family members of new patients if they begin care within 6 months of the original family member.
Our Policy on Health Insurance
Today many insurance policies do cover some cost for chiropractic care. Upon request a “Superbill” will be provided for you to submit the claim to your insurance company. Contact your insurance provider for instructions on how to submit your own claims if you are not already familiar with this process. Payment in full is due at the time of service. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly based on your plan’s out-of-network chiropractic benefits. If you are unsure of coverage, the best way to find out is for you to call your insurer at the customer service number located on the back of your card and ask about your “out-of-network chiropractic benefits” as well as your deductible information for the current year.
Medicare Note: We are required to submit your claim on your behalf if government issued Medicare is your primary insurer (red, white and blue ID card). Payment in full is due at the time of service and we will submit your claim for you, you do not need a Superbill in this case. Medicare will reimburse you directly for any covered out-of-pocket cost.
Please understand we are not a mediator between you and your insurance company and will not enter into any dispute with them, as your contract is strictly between you and your insurance company.
Unfortunately, there are times when my patient’s needs will sometimes cause delays in my office. Please bear with me. I will give you the same care and consideration during your appointment. If you have a tight schedule and I am running behind I understand you may need to reschedule with me.
In order to better serve all of my patients and avoid compounded delays in my schedule, I ask that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Please call at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your appointment. Your appointment time is reserved for you. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late for your appointment you may be asked to reschedule.
When a person seeks chiropractic care in this office it is essential for each of us to be working together towards the same objective.
Chiropractic has only one objective.
To be clear it is important to establish an understanding of our philosophy and procedure.
The brain and nervous system monitor and regulate all the functions of your body. The objective of Chiropractic and this office is to restore proper nerve function by eliminating nerve interference caused by vertebral subluxation.
A balanced and fully functioning nervous system is essential for you to regain and maintain health.
Chiropractic is not Medicine, Medicine is not Chiropractic.
Diagnosing and treating disease (or its symptoms) is the practice of medicine. Chiropractic is not medicine and therefore does not treat disease. As chiropractors we focus on creating health rather than “treating” the lack of it. Regardless of your body’s condition, be it good or bad, you need a good nerve supply. If during the course of care we find something out of the ordinary you will be notified. If it is of non-chiropractic nature, it is your responsibility to seek care with the appropriate professional.