Information About Our Payment Policies

In order to make sure your visit to the practice goes smoothly, we've put together all the important information about how things work at the practice.

Don't forget to bring your insurance information with you

In order to register and treat you promptly, we request that our patients bring their current insurance information with them for each visit.

 

NEW PATIENT INFORMATION:

 

TO RESERVE A NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENT, WE NOW REQUIRE A $50.00 CREDIT CARD DEPOSITT  TO BE CHARGED ONLY IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP.  TOO MANY RUDE PEOPLE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AND DON'T SHOW UP OR EVEN CALL TO CANCEL.  

WE BLOCK OFF A MINIMUM OF 1/2 HOUR AND IT IS UNFAIR TO OTHER PATIENTS WHO

COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN DURING THAT TIME AND IT IS FRANKLY, RUDE!!! 

 

CURRENT PATIENTS:

 

TO RESERVE A SPECIFIC APPOINTMENT DATE MORE THAN A MONTH IN ADVANCE, THERE IS A $20.00 "CONVENIENCE FEE".  THE SCHEDULE FILLS UP FAST AND MANY PATIENTS PREFER TO BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE RATHER THAN CALL AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT THAT MAY NOT AS "CONVENIENT".

We help the uninsured. Discuss fees upfront in person.  It is sometimes hard to tell what procedures may be needed over the phone but we will always strive to help you afford "The Care You Derserve".  We also accept most types of health insurance. Medicare, Medicaid, Amerigroup Kids, AvMed, Blue Shield, Molina, United Healthcare, Human PPO, Humana Exchange/HMOX/X and many employer groups. Please look for Dr George Jacobson in your insurance directory and contact us to see if we are still on your plan.  ty

Information About Our Payment Policies

No coverage no problem.  WHY PAY MORE!!!

$125 CONSULTATION & X-RAY (heel pain, foot pain, fracture, sprain).

INGROWN TOE NAIL Tx FROM $125. (Permanent correction available)

$40-70 ROUTINE NON-COVERED CARE (corns, callus, toenails, whirlpool)

 

INSURED PATIENTS:

We will bill your visit directly to your insurance provider if you supply an updated proof of insurance at each visit. Please note that the insurance policy is between you and your insurance provider; we are happy to file the claim for you, but the balance is your responsibility if your plan does not pay after 30 days. Any amount not covered by your insurance policy is due immediately after you receive your first invoice from us.


OUT-OF-POCKET AND UNINSURED PATIENTS:
A $100 down payment may be collected prior to your first visit. The remaining balance will be promptly refunded if overage. Out-of-pocket patients automatically qualify for special consideration in accordance with our financial assistance program.

FOR CHARGES OVER $20 we accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, Debit Cards. Cash and Local Checks that don't bounce are accepted.  

 

Bills not paid after 30 days are subject to a $5 late fee for each additional billing cycle, so please pay your bill on time or call the office if you are having financial difficulty.  A bounced check is far worse than setting up a simple no penalty payment plan.  ty 




MEDICARE:
We accept patients on the Medicare plan. As a courtesy, we will also bill your secondary insurance provider directly. You will be asked to sign an Advanced Beneficiary Notice for services not covered under Medicare. You shall be accountable for covering these services.

 

COPAYMENTS ARE DUE PRIOR TO SERVICE

 





 FOR CHARGES OVER $20 we accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, Debit Cards. Cash, Local Checks that don't bounce are accepted. 

 

Bills not paid after 30 days are subject to a $5 late for fee each additional billing cycle, so please pay your bill on time or call the office if you are having financial difficulty.  A bounced check is far worse than setting up a simple no penalty payment plan.  ty