Patient Resources Overview
A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology uses cloud-based electronic health records for our patients. When you set up a secure account on Patient Fusion, you can request your appointments online and complete patient forms prior to your visit.
You can complete our online intake forms at Patient Fusion via a secure portal (this can be done by clicking on the check-in button on the appointment confirmation email you will receive once your appointment is scheduled or on the appointment reminder email you will receive one week and one day before your scheduled visit) or you can download them here and bring the completed forms to your visit. These include our medical history forms, our HIPPA disclosure and our financial policies.
Because we value the physician-patient relationship and want to focus on spending time with our patients so we can provide them with the individualized attention and service they deserve, we use a direct care model. This means we do not contract with health insurance companies that dictate how we practice medicine. Therefore, we accept cash, check and credit card payment at the time of your visit. You will be provided with an itemized bill at the conclusion of your visit that you are welcome to file with your insurance carrier for possible out-of-network reimbursement or application to your deductible if you have a high deductible plan. Please review our price list prior to your visit so you can make informed decisions regarding your care since we require our patients to pay their full balance at the time of service. If you cannot make payment at the time of your visit, you may be asked to reschedule.
Since we want to work solely for our patients and not their insurance companies, we ask our patients to be responsible for dealing with their own individual insurance providers to obtain reimbursement for their appointment. At the conclusion of the visit, patients will be provided with an itemized bill that contains all of the relevant information to file a claim with the insurance for possible out-of-network reimbursement or application to your deductible if you have a high deductible plan. The following tips may be helpful in this process if you are interested in doing so.
Although we try to spend a significant amount of the time during the visit reviewing information and educating our patients, you may find the following websites helpful for additional information and for connecting with others who have similar issues for support and advocacy.
No question is a bad question, and we have provided answers from some of the common questions you may have regarding your visit. If you still have questions, please feel free to call our office to speak with one of our staff members and we will do our best to answer any question you may have regarding your care.