FINANCIAL POLICY AND GUIDELINES (Please Read & Initial Each)
Thank you for choosing us as your healthcare provider. We are committed to your treatment being successful. Please understand that payment of your bill is considered a part of your treatment. The following is a statement of our Financial Policy, which we require you to read and sign prior to any treatment.
Payment is expected at the time of service, unless prior arrangements have been made. Charges shown by statements are agreed to be correct and reasonable unless protested in writing within thirty (30) days of billing date. Patients who carry medical insurance should remember that all professional services are rendered and charged to the patient, not the insurance company. The obligation for the full payment of this account remains your own and if the insurance company fails to make payment within forty-five (45) days, you will be expected to pay the total balance of this account.
Your insurance policy is a contract between you, your employer and the insurance company. We are NOT a party to that contract. Our relation is with you, not your insurance company. -In special instances, we may accept assignment of insurance benefits, however you are ultimately responsible for the bill. -All charges are your responsibility whether your insurance company pays or not. Not all services are a covered benefit in all contracts. Some insurance companies arbitrarily select certain services that they will not
Fees for these services, along with unpaid deductibles and copayments are due at the time of treatment. -It is your responsibility to understand copayments, deductibles, and co-insurance and to be aware and inform The Continuum of any changes in your policy. -If the insurance company does not pay in full within forty-five (45) days, we may require you to pay the
balance due with cash, check or credit card.
-Unless an appointment is canceled at least twenty four (24) hours in advance, you may be charged with a cancellation fee based on our current fee scheduled. Please call if you have to reschedule. -A patient has the right to understand all billing and fees. -A patient has the responsibility to provide current, total, and accurate medical history information.
Keep in mind that determination of coverage or approval of pre-authorization under a members benefit plan does not necessarily ensure claim reimbursement.