III. Practice Policy & Patient Signature
Patient Acknowledgement and Consent:
Cancellations: Your appointment time is exclusively for you. It is for this reason that we request you give us a minimum of 24 hours notice when canceling or you will be charged for the appointment. The cancellation fee is $75.00.
Confidentiality: NOTICE OF PRIVACY AND PRACTICES As required by the Privacy Regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 14, 2003 This office adheres to all rules regarding the confidentiality of patient records. Employees have access only to patient information necessary to properly perform the function of their jobs. This office will communicate with the patient's insurance companies and other health care practitioner(s) by letter, phone, or fax upon written permission from the patient. Only information necessary to process claims is released to insurance companies.
I have been informed of the regulations regarding the Patient Health Information Notice of Privacy and Practices by First Health Physical Therapy.
I further authorize First Health Physical Therapy to release to the appropriate agencies, any information acquired in the course of my, or the above named patient’s, examination and treatment.
If assignment is accepted, I authorize and request my insurance companies to pay directly to First Health Physical Therapy benefits otherwise payable to me. I understand that accepting assignment is a courtesy extended to me by this office and that I am financially responsible for any coinsurance, deductibles, and services that are not covered or deemed “not medically necessary” by my insurance companies. Further, I understand that if an insurance claims if not paid within 45 days, I am responsible for the full amount immediately.
If assignment is not accepted, I understand that I am financially responsible for all services and payment is due at each visit unless other arrangements have been made.
If First Health Physical Therapy is a participating provider with my insurance companies, I understand that I am subject to the terms and conditions of my insurance policy.
I have read and understand the cancellation policy.
I authorize the release of any medical information necessary to process all claims, and I authorize First Health Physical Therapy to communicate with my insurance companies and other health care practitioner(s) as necessary by letter, phone, or fax.
I hereby authorize First Health Physical Therapy through its appropriate personnel to perform, or have performed upon me, or the above named patient appropriate assessment and treatment procedures relating to the diagnosis stated by my referring physician.
I have read the above information regarding my insurance policy. I certify that the information above, to the best of my knowledge, is true and accurate. I authorize my insurance carrier to pay First Health Physical Therapy directly for services provided. I agree to pay First Health Physical Therapy the entire amount of bills incurred for physical therapy services provided not covered by my insurance carrier