Fees, Billing & Insurance
The standard health consultation for a new patient with our providers ranges anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half. Consultation fees are charged at the rate of $600.00 per hour. Cancellations must be made 48 business hours prior to your appointment. Any lab tests needed will be billed in addition to the evaluation. We urge patients to bring any previous testing that they have from other health care providers for the physicians to review. We try to avoid repeating laboratory work when possible that has already been performed to reduce charges for the patient.
If results of testing or symptomatology warrant, further testing and/or treatment will be recommended. This may consist of food allergy testing, cardiac or diabetic risk factor assessment, specific mineral/toxic metal testing, functional vitamin assays for deficiencies, immune system or endocrine systems evaluations, evaluation for malignant/pre-malignant states or suspected chronic infections. The costs of these tests are an additional charge and the necessity will be discussed if recommended to the patient. The charges for any specific, non-routine tests are in addition to the initial cost of the visit.
Insurance & Billing
We do not accept insurance for any of the services provided at the Institute. The Institute is not affiliated with HMO, PPO, POS, or any managed care network. Some insurance companies may reimburse you for nutritional support, preventative health care, diagnostic testing or chiropractic services. We recommend you contact your insurance company. They will be able to provide you with information regarding your eligibility for services performed at our offices. All referrals, pre-certification and out-of-network benefits are the responsibility of the patient and NOT this office, AND WE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN MEDICARE, MEDICAID, TRI-CARE OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM. If you are covered by any governmental program, you must sign a form authorizing the Institute to provide any services to you.
Our office will provide a superbill for your use in submitting claims for insurance reimbursement. This is not a guarantee of coverage. In order to keep our services as affordable as possible, our office is on a fee-for-service basis.
Forms of Payment
Our offices are on a fee-for-service basis. Payment is expected in FULL at the time of each visit. As stated above, the Institute does not accept insurance assignment.
Forms of payment are cash, checks, and all major credit cards. An Easy Pay Consent Form is available for download via our web site. It is to be filled out and returned with all other paperwork and medical records for your file. This form will allow the Institute to charge telephone consultations, supplement orders to your credit card and any monthly balances that you may incur at our office.
All medical and financial records are kept completely confidential. If you have any questions concerning the Institute's payment policy, please do not hesitate to speak to our office manager.