Patient FAQ

 

Questions from Potential Patients: FAQs

Question: What insurance do you take?  

Answer:  We provide patients with the forms to file their own insurance and we take major credit & debit cards for payment.  Given the current state of health insurance, with pre-certs & pre-authorizations, we believe that payment by CC or Debit Card is more convenient for you, and then you can file your insurance for reimbursement.  If we take your insurance it is a FACT that the insurance company WILL CONTROL AND LIMIT THE DOSES AND TYPES OF MEDICATIONS YOU CAN GET. 

Also, we take Worker's Compensation and Medicare Set Asides; these are worker's compensation claims that are settled with medical payments;  call the office to evaluate your situation. 

Question:  What codes do I tell the insurance carrier that you will bill? 

Answer:  patients are responsible for contacting their insurance carrier to check on payment prior to their visit if they want to bill insurance.  The codes we typically use are 99205 for new patients and 99215, 99214 for follow up visits for drug therapy and therapeutic pain education. Call the office for injection codes. 

Question: What do I need to bring to my first appointment?  \

Answer:  we need imaging that documents your injury or pain generator, a list of current medications, a list of current medical conditions, and we prefer to have your prior medical records, if possible.  

Question: What if I don't have my medical records?  

Answer: we can contact prior physicians and clinics to get them for you.  

Question: Do I need a referral from another doctor?  

Answer: No we accept self referrals.

Question: Who methods does your clinic use? 

Answer:  We follow the WHO pain mgmt model: 1) drug therapy with opiates and adjuvants,  based on level of pain, type of pain, medical history, side effect profile, and prior response to medications; 2) pain education to avoid re-injury and pain flaring, and, if needed, 3) injections to dampen pain sites.   Our basic model is pharmacotherapy based on neuroscience principles.

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