Permission for Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures
I hereby authorize Rockville Integrative Medicine, their employees and consultant to perform diagnostic and treatment procedures which, in their judgement, may become necessary. I understand that I will be involved and engaged in my care and treatment. If I require specialized and/or emergency care, I will be referred to the appropriate medical facility or professional. I understand that a person listed as my emergency contact will be notified if considered necessary by the professional staff.
Confidentiality and Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgment
Medical and mental health information contained in all health records is strictly confidential and may not be released without express written permission from the patient or by a court order. Confidentiality and privacy are protected in all Rockville Integrative Medicine business relationships to prevent the exchange of any patient-specific information without permission. I understand that, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Protection Act (FERPA), I have certain rights to privacy in regard to my protected health information (PHI).
Financial Responsibility and Authorization to Process Insurance Claims
Patients and clients are responsible for providing current and accurate insurance information and a copy of their current insurance card and for knowing what their insurance policy covers at Rockville Integrative Medicine.Patients and clients are responsible for all charges for services incurred by themselves or family members for services at Rockville Integrative Medicine. Examples of charges include office visits, lab tests, x-rays, prescriptions, dental procedures, vision procedures, physical therapy, vaccinations, after-hour visits, and others. Patients and clients are encouraged to be covered by health insurance, either by a family policy or an individual policy. Insurance information is to be supplied to Rockville Integrative Medicine prior to the first visit and updated annually, or whenever the insurance changes. Rockville Integrative Medicine will file insurance claims on behalf of patients and clients; however, that does not
guarantee full or partial payment by insurance companies, and patients and clients remain responsible for any unpaid balances. Upon notification from an insurance company, patient-and-client responsible charges are placed on the patient’s and client’s Rockville Integrative Medicine account.
I, the undersigned, have read and understand this information and authorize the release of medical and other necessary information to my insurance company to process
claims for services rendered. I hereby authorize the insurance company to distribute payment for my coverage directly to Rockville Integrative Medicine. I understand that I am responsible for all charges regardless of my insurance benefits and whether incurred by myself or a family member. I authorize the use of this signature on insurance submissions. I may elect to pay any bill myself in lieu of submitting a claim for insurance reimbursement. I further agree that if Rockville Integrative Medicine refers all or part of the unpaid portion of any bill to an attorney or agency for collection, I am liable for and shall pay Rockville Integrative Medicine’s attorney fees and/or collection agency fees resulting from the referral. I agree to pay all charges and other costs, including attorney fees, that are allowed by federal and state laws and regulations and that are necessary for the collection of these amounts.
I verify by my signature below that I give permission for diagnostic and treatment procedures; I have been informed of my privacy rights; I am responsible for charges on my account and authorize release of my health information to process any insurance claims.