ATTENDANCE & FINANCIAL
The attendance and financial policies are designed to improve our ability to help all of our patients and to provide complete and consistent treatment for you or your child.
Consistent weekly attendance is a key component to effective therapy treatment. Regular session attendance helps to reinforce skill development and assist in the carryover of skills to settings outside the clinic. The appointments you make with our therapists are reservations and are considered a commitment to your child’s developmental health and our business relationship with you. Missed appointments affect everyone, including you, our skilled staff and other families and clients in need of our treatment. When clients do not show for their appointment or do not give adequate cancellation notice, we are not given the opportunity to reschedule that time with another client who is in need of an appointment.
Our clients are expected to maintain an attendance rate of 90% within a 3 month period. Missed sessions need to be made up within the current treatment plan period. Sessions that are cancelled by the clinic will not be counted towards your attendance rate.
At MPTC we use a team approach to therapy and believe that rescheduling missed appointments is important for consistency and to help your child achieve their goals. We try to be as flexible as possible with scheduling and appreciate your flexibility too. If your child misses a therapy appointment for any non-emergency reason, we expect that the session will be rescheduled. This might be with another therapist if a desired time is not available with your child’s primary clinician.
Emergencies arise and we understand. This may be due to personal illness, illness of family member, death in the family, inclement weather, or other unforeseen emergency situations. Please contact MPTC by phone at (763) 595-0812, as soon as possible to report the emergency. **If your child does not go to school or daycare due to illness, they should not attend therapy. Please contact our office to cancel the appointment as soon as possible. You are always welcome to leave a message on our 24-hour voicemail.
Notice of non-emergency cancellations must be given at least 24 hours in advance and are expected to be rescheduled. This includes all other cancellations not specified as an emergency cancellation such as: vacations, schedule conflicts, medical appointments, etc. You will be charged $75 for late non-emergency cancellations.
For any non-emergency cancellations, including a no-show, that are made less than 24 hours in advance you will be charged a late cancellation fee of $75.00. This cannot be charged to insurance and is the responsibility of the patient. Fees must be paid in full prior to your next scheduled appointment.
MPTC reserves the right to suspend therapy services if the patient has missed 10% or more of scheduled appointments in a treatment plan period; or if more than 1 session is missed due to late cancel / no-show; or if there is an outstanding balance over 30 days.
MPTC is contracted with many insurance companies and must abide by their requirements and conditions within the contract. Clients are required to inform MPTC within 30 days of any changes in their insurance policy or carrier prior to the change so that benefits can be confirmed. Client/guardian is responsible for payment when services are denied for any reason. We will make every effort to obtain benefit information on your behalf. However, this information is obtained in a good-faith effort and is not ever a guarantee of payment. It is the insurance company that makes the final determination of your eligibility and benefits and you are always responsible for payment of services.
If there is a balance on your account, a statement will be sent on the 1st of each month. The balance is due within 20 days after the statement date unless other arrangements are approved by MPTC management in writing. All payments will be credited to your account on the date it is received in our office. We accept checks, HSA payment and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
*A late fee of 10% will be imposed on each account that is past due over 30 days.
If your account becomes past due, we will take necessary steps to collect this debt. If we have to refer your account to a collection agency, we will add any of the collection costs or fees which are incurred to your amount due. If we have to refer collection of the balance to a lawyer, any lawyer fees and court costs will be added to your amount due.
*Returned checks by your bank will incur a $20.00 fee and any additional costs from the bank.
*MPTC reserves the right to suspend therapy services if:
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You understand if this account is submitted to an attorney or collection agency, if we have to litigate in court, or if the past due status is reported to a credit reporting agency, the fact that you received treatment at our office may become a matter of public record.
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have read and understand Minnetonka Pediatric Therapy Center’s Attendance and Financial Policies and Guidelines and agree to adhere to the guidelines and procedures noted above.
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