The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to assess a person’s daytime sleepiness.
How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired?
This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to determine how they would have affected you.
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = Would never doze or sleep
1 = Slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = Moderate chance of dozing ro sleeping
3 = High chance of dozing or sleeping
Simply add together all the numbers in this section to reach this result.
CPAP Intolerance Affirmation
Important for Our Patients
Dental Insurance & Payment Policy:
We are glad to help you in obtaining the maximum reimbursement from your dental insurance plan. Most plans only assist with a portion of the dental fee, which means you will be responsible for your total treatment fee at the time of service. Once your plan has been verified, we will file the claim on your behalf as a courtesy to you. Payment is expected at the time of service, unless prior arrangements have been made. For your convenience we accept: Cash, Personal Check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Debit cards and CareCredit. In the case of a returned check, there will be a $30 charge added to the total amount due.
I agree to be financially responsible for the cost of all services rendered to the patient by this office, and, I understand that if payment is not made when due, I agree to pay interest on the balance at 1.5 % monthly (18 % annually). In the event legal action results I, the undersigned, accept the fee charged as a legal and lawful debt and agree to pay said fee, including any/all collection agency fees (33.3%), attorney fees, and/or court costs if such be necessary.
We respect the importance of your time and work very hard to schedule appointments that accommodate the busy needs of all our patients. We reserve specific times for your care and make every effort to see you at the appointed time. We appreciate your promptness and consideration in not changing your scheduled time. However, a verbal confirmation is required 24 hours prior to your appointment time. There is a $20 charge for any appointments that are cancelled or reschedule without proper notice.
Assignment and Release:
We invite you to discuss with us any questions regarding our services. The best dental health services are based on a friendly, mutual understanding between provider and patient.
I authorize the staff to perform any necessary services needed during diagnosis and treatment. I also authorize the provider to release any information required to process insurance for reimbursement.
I understand all information held herein and guarantee that all the information given is correct to the best of my knowledge. I also accept the responsibility in immediately providing any changes in information, provided by me to this office.
I hereby authorize payment go directly to Ronald T. Barganier, DMD for dental benefits otherwise payable to me. If my insurance policy dictates that payment be made directly to me, the patient, then I authorize that payment be addressed to and endorsed by Ronald, T. Barganier, DMD.
Express Prior Consent to contact consumer by cell phone:
I agree, in order for us to service your account or to collect monies due, Parkside Dental Care and/or our agents may contact you by telephone at any telephone number associated with your account, including wireless telephone numbers, which could result in charges to you. We may also contact you by sending text messages or emails, using any email address you provide to us. Methods of contact may include using pre-recorded/artificial voice messages and/or use of automatic dialing device, as applicable.
I/We have read this disclosure and agree that Parkside Dental Care, its employees and/or agents may contact me as described above.
Because there can be questions of privacy when health care information is transmitted electronically, the Congress has established an all-inclusive sweeping privacy law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Act established standards for health care providers in obtaining and disclosing your personal health information.
Although such information exchange has been routine in the past, and even though we have never had a problem, the law mandates that you must now give specific written consent to continue these traditional communications relating to your personal health information in order to plan and accomplish optimum treatment, to convey and receive pertinent health information, and to facilitate payment.
We fully respect the privacy of your medical records, and we will continue to do all we can to make them secure and to protect their confidentiality. In order to provide the best possible health care and/or to help third parties involved with payment of your account we routinely share and request pertinent health information only with your other medical or dental caregivers, with other concerned parties such as relatives, and with others involved in account payment such as insurers, etc. We may from time to time need to confirm or discuss appointments or to discuss care related concerns on your home answering machine or directly to those answering your home phone or to phone callers identifying themselves as a relative or concerned party.
In the course of your treatment we sometimes have to disclose or receive your personal health information from other treatment related facilities (such as laboratories, sleep clinics, pathologists, and radiologists) that might not be required to obtain your consent to release to us products or reports relating to your personal health.
HIPAA allows you to consent or refuse to the use or disclosure of your personal health information as described above, but consent or refusal must be in writing. HIPAA does recognize the necessity of information exchange for optimum patient care, and it has provided for denial of treatment if you choose not to consent. If you choose to give consent by signing this document, you have the future right to revoke or restrict part or all of this Personal Health Care Information Agreement, but you may not revoke or restrict actions that have already been taken that relied on this or a previously signed consent. Of course you personally have the right at any time to access any information we have in your personal health records. Your signature below to indicates that you consent.
Please ask for our Privacy Coordinator if you have any questions concerning this form or if you desire to review a full copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices.