My signature below authorizes my mental health provider to treat me. I understand this could include medications, lab or other diagnostic tests and education. I understand that my provider is available to explain the treatment and I have the right to refuse treatment. I may also be asked to sign additional forms indicating my consent for specific treatments.
We participate in many insurance plans. If you are not insured by a company with which we do business or you do not have an up-to-date insurance card, payment in full is expected at each visit. When you provide us with current and complete information, we bill primary and secondary insurances. Please contact your insurance company with any questions you may have about your coverage.
I accept responsibility for payment for all services and products received. All co-payments and deductibles must be paid at the time of service. This arrangement is part of your contract with your insurance company. You may pay by cash, check or credit card. I understand that the credit card will be stored for ease of future billing. There will be a processing fee if copay and/or deductible is not paid at the time of service. I also understand there will be a processing fee for any returned check or collection on accounts.
Please be aware that some of the services you receive may be non-covered or not considered reasonable or necessary by insurers. Payment for these services must be paid upfront at the time of your visit.
The efficient operation of this practice requires that patients arrive at the facility on time for scheduled appointments. Failure to keep appointments interferes with facility operations and the delivery of quality care.
I accept the Practice charge for each missed appointment according to the following schedule:
First missed appointment: No charge. Second missed appointment: $100.00 charge. Third missed appointment within a period of 12 months, same charges, and possible dismissal from Certus Psychiatry and Integrated Care.
I authorize Certus Psychiatry & Integrated Care to send copies of my records to other health care providers and receive copies of records and prescriptions from my other providers or national databases (such as Surescripts) as needed for continuity of care. Records may also be sent to insurance companies and others responsible for payments. I agree and understand that a copy of my medical records including AIDS, HIV, Behavioral Health Service, Psychiatric Care, and treatment for Alcohol and Drug abuse will be included as part of my health information that is shared. I also agree that Certus Psychiatry & Integrated Health can release my medical records to accrediting or regulatory agencies, if those agencies request my records and if the law allows these agencies to see my records.
In compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), we have on HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices on display in the reception area. This document describes in detail how information about you, the patient, can be used within our office and with others who need to know reason for treatment, payment, and/or health care operations. If we were to disclose your information for any reason. we would first need your written approval. A printed copy of the HIPAA notice will be provided upon request. A copy of Patient Rights is also posted and can be provided.