Your First Visit
Before treatment, we will discuss your current health care goals and any problems you are currently managing. I will answer any questions you may have prior.
What to Wear and What to Bring to Your Appointment:
Please wear loose comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area you want to be accessed. You may be asked to perform squats, push-ups, and basic movements to establish your capabilities and physical condition. Please bring any copies of health records including imaging or lab reports, an up-to-date prescription and supplement list, a form of Identification, and Medicare Cards if applicable.
To receive proper care we need to know your current physical condition and any past medical history that may impact your treatment. During your first visit, I will take your vitals ( Blood pressure, heart rate ) and may evaluate your range of motion, strength, and so forth based on your symptoms and health history.
Report of Findings and Treatment Plan:
We will discuss your findings of the physical exam and treatment options, cost, benefits, risk and answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment. Often patients are able to receive treatment during the first visit.
The average cost of a New Patient Appointment is $120, however, the cost may vary. Physical Exams range from $75 to $175 based on the complexity of your case and health records that need to be reviewed for proper treatment.
Follow Up Visits :
Treatment plans are typically 6-12 visits in length. They may be shorter or longer depending on your progress with treatment, and compliance with home exercises. Each treatment plan is personalized to meet your needs.
An example of an average treatment plan over the course of 1 to 3 months:
Initial visit with treatment ( $110-120) + 8 follow up 30 min
visits ( $40-) = $640
The No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates :
As part of the No Surprises Act, each patient is entitled to a Good Faith Estimate of Cost specific to their condition and treatment plan.
This Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected based on your health care needs. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. It does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.
This Good Faith Estimate is not a contract and does not require you to obtain the services or items from the providers or facility identified in it. You have the right to request another Good Faith Estimate at any time during your course of care.
If the actual billed service charges exceed this estimate by $400 or more, then you (the patient) have the right to dispute the bill via the patient-provider dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Please contact our office at 812-590-1584 if you have billing concerns or would like a new estimate of the cost. We do our best to be as transparent as possible with billing and have our fee schedule posted at the office and online.
If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill.
There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the No Surprises Help Desk at 1-800-985-3059
Please Take A Moment to Familiarize Yourself with Our Office Policies below
Notice of Privacy and Information Practices
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
You will be asked to sign an acknowledgment statement that you have read the Office Policies Prior to treatment.
Copies of the policies are available at the office for your review upon request.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the policies please feel free to contact our office.