HCR 230 Week 9 Final - Design a Financial Policy By Candace...

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Design a Financial Policy By Candace Smith HCR 230 PART A Family Practice of Dr. Ginger Snaps
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Financial Policies for the Office of Dr. Ginger Snaps At the doctor’s office of Dr. Ginger Snaps we attempt to do everything in our power to provide the best services possible for our patients and to limit the amount of medical expenses that our patients would have to pay. One way that we have been able to do this is to communicate with our patients in order to better suit their needs. With the assistance from our patients we strive to keep the remaining balances on their account close to zero or completely paid off altogether. By the office not having to send out monthly bills to our patients, we are able to cut costs in another way making it much easier for our patients to receive great service at a very reasonable price. Payments Once a patient makes an appointment to receive care or service, the medical provider will assume that payment will be received ahead of time (before the appointment). If the patient should need time to make arrangements for payment, those arrangements should be made prior to the doctor’s visit. Each and every patient is expected to pay all co-payments or deductibles required of their insurance at the time of service. Those patients who do not have any medical insurance all always required to pay for the office and/or provider portions in full at the time of the doctor’s visit. This office does not agree with turning away a patient in need of medical care, regardless of what the reason may be. If a patient needs to make other arrangements in order to make the payment, they are encouraged to advise the staff as soon as possible so that we are able to find the proper payment plan for the patient. Currently, our offices are now accepting Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover, personal checks, debit cards and cash. Keep in mind that there is a
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$25.00 fee for any returned checks. This office reserves the right to refuse or accept a personal check as a payment if a patient’s check has been returned in the past. At that time, we will ask the patient to arrange another payment method in order to get their bill paid. We also provide prepayment plans and budgeted payment plans. If a patient is unable to make a payment, advise the medical staff as soon as possible so that we can assist you in finding another payment plan in a timely manner. If there is a past due
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