Patient’s Financial Responsibility
We at (________) value you as a patient and appreciate that you have trusted us with your healthcare needs. As you know, there are
charges for each of the medical care services we provide to you. Be aware that although our office may participate with your insurance
company, coverage levels vary widely with each individual policy and payment is not guaranteed by your health insurance. Since you are
ultimately responsible for payment of the services provided to you, it is our policy to obtain and securely store your credit card information.
This information is kept as part of your medical record and as such is subject to federal regulations pertaining to the security of medical
Your health insurance policy is a decision made between you and your employer or insurance company. We advise that you review your
policy to be educated as to what is covered and what your level of responsibility is. When a claim is submitted on your behalf, our office will
receive an “Explanation of Benefits” (EOB) in the mail. This details that care you received and the payment made by your insurance plan and
what your responsibility (if any) will be. You should review this document carefully and call us to make any payment that is owed when you
receive it. Typically, you will receive your statement before we receive one. Once we receive this statement, we will then proceed to charge
your credit card on file and mail/email you a notice of payment received.
In providing credit card information and signing below, you authorize payment to (________) for any amounts due that are not covered by
your health insurance. This includes but is not limited to co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, and/or uncovered services. Services that
may not be covered under some plans include, but are not limited to: acne, injections, wart treatment, office visits for benign conditions,
and cosmetic procedures, “surgery” as defined by the insurance company (which sometimes includes “acne surgery”), any service for which
a referral or prior authorization was not obtained, or any service performed and not billed to your current insurance due to failure to
provide current information on the date of service or in a timely fashion. The physician can provide you with the proper procedure and
diagnosis codes for any service you wish to clear with your insurance company first to assure coverage if you so choose. Please be aware
that these services will then be performed at your next visit.
Accounts that are not paid within (_____) days are automatically forwarded to collections. By completing this form, it ensures that this does
not happen and prevents negative items from being reported to the credit reporting agencies, we instead for your convenience are able to
bill your credit card that is on file.
*I am further aware that there is a cancellation/no show policy. If I do not show or cancel my scheduled appointment with less than 24 hour
notice to the practice, I understand that I will be billed a $(_____) non-refundable fee.
(Sign here) ___________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________
*I also understand that my insurance MAY require me to have a referral in place prior to seeing the physician or physician assistant. If I do
not submit the correct required referral at the time of my visit, I understand I will be billed for the cost of services rendered during my visit,
for which my insurance will not cover without a correct referral.
(Sign here) _________________________________________________________ Date: _________________________________
Credit Card Authorization
PATIENT’S NAME: ______________________________________________________________ DATE: _________________________
PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN’S NAME: (IF APPLICABLE) _____________________________________________________
NAME ON CREDIT CARD: _______________________________________________________________________________________
CREDIT CARD TYPE: AMERICAN EXPRESS
CARD NUMBER: ______________________________________ EXP DATE: _____________ BILLING ZIP: _________________
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