G. Jason Wilks, DPM, PC/Wilks Advanced Foot Care would like to inform you of our office and financial policies. Please do not hesitate to ask for further explanation if there is anything you do not understand.
Registration - We ask that you accurately complete the Patient Information Form. You will be asked to update your information on a regular basis. A copy of your current insurance card will be kept in your chart. Please be sure to have the most current insurance card and information available for your appointments.
Insurance and Payment - Payment is expected at the time of service (copays, deductibles, & non-covered services). We accept cash, money order, check or credit card. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) Financial arrangements, if necessary, must be made before seeing the doctor. Your financial responsibility and payment will depend on the complexity of the scheduled services and if the doctor is a participating provider with your insurance plan.
Insurance is billed as a courtesy to our patients and does not release the patient from payment responsibility.
We allow 45 days for insurance to make payment and then payment responsibility is transferred to the patient.
Any surgical procedure that is to be schedule for self-paying patient must be paid in full one week prior to the surgery.
We charge a $100 cancellation fee for any surgical procedure that is cancelled with less than one weeks’ notice.
Regardless of insurance coverage - The patient is ultimately responsible for payment. Accounts are assigned to our collection services from the date of service if payment arrangements have not been made. I understand that delinquent accounts may be assigned to credit reporting collection service, Southern Oregon Credit Services, and there will be a $50.00 collection fee. Also, if it becomes necessary to assign collections on any amount owed on this or subsequent visits; the undersigned agrees to pay for all costs and expenses, including attorney fees. Non-covered services are the responsibility of the patient/guardian.
Returned Checks - A $25.00 service charge fee will be assessed for every check returned to us. The returned check plus the service charge fee must be paid in cash within five business days.
Appointment Cancellation – Reserve the right to charge a $25.00 fee for any appointment that is missed (no show) or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. Your insurance company does not cover this fee. We reserve the right to discharge patient with 3 “no shows”.
Patient Representatives - If you are unable to handle your own financial affairs, appoint someone to assist you. Advise the office with the name of the person you have assigned to assist with your finances, so that financial confidentiality is maintained.
I have read the above office and payment policy and understand that regardless of any insurance coverage I may have, I am responsible for payment of my account. I hereby authorize the doctor to release information necessary to secure payment. This will ensure that responsible patients will not be penalized to cover costs incurred by others.
DISCLAIMER: By typing your name below, you are signing this application electronically. You agree that your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this application.