Welcome to Nichols Family Dentistry. We are happy you have joined our dental family. We look forward to providing quality dental care to you, but before we can proceed, we need you to agree to the following terms:
Please understand that full payment of your account is considered part of your treatment and is required for all services rendered. Also, payment for past services rendered and treatment given is required before all future services and treatment may be made. We expect full payment at the time the services are rendered. This office accepts Visa, Master Card and Discover Card. Checks are accepted with a valid photo ID, but returned checks are subject to additional service fees. Extended payment plans may be offered with PRIOR credit approval but must be made prior to treatment. All unpaid accounts are sent to collection after payment is not made in a reasonable time period and may adversely affect your credit. You agree to pay all fees incurred in the pursuit of delinquent account balances. Please understand that non-emergency services can be denied for delinquent accounts and collection action may affect your patient status with this practice.
Patient Appointments: Although we make every effort to remind patients of their upcoming appointments, the responsibility for those appointments rests solely on the patient. All missed appointments without proper notice will be subject to a fee of $75. Patients are responsible for paying this fee prior to the rescheduled appointment.
All co-payments are due to Nichols Family Dentistry at the time of services. Patient agrees to pay all deductibles, coinsurance, and services deemed "patient responsibility" as identified by the insurance carrier. Deductibles, coinsurance and patient portions are billed monthly on receipt of the patient's insurance statement from the carrier regarding the patient claim. YOU, the patient, are responsible to render payment once billed for the remainder due for treatment, should there be a balance after the payments made at time of services and the insurance benefit. Claim payments denied by the insurance carrier for any reason become the responsibility of the patient and you agree not to withhold payment from the Practice in the event of a dispute between you and your carrier
Although we make every effort to obtain accurate information from the insurance carrier, verification of benefits is not a guarantee that an insurance carrier will pay a claim, or pay the amount estimated. Patients are responsible for checking their benefits prior to treatment. The insurance carrier makes final determination, based upon the plan's level of coverage and associated policies, upon receiving the claim. Denied claims become the responsibility of the patient.
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