CONSENT TO TREATMENT AND TELEMEDICINE:
I consent to be treated by the medical staff at the Clinic or via Telemedicine, subject to my informed consent. I understand I have the right, as a patient, to be informed about my condition and the recommended surgical, medical or diagnostic procedure to be
performed and any attendant risks and hazards so that I may make the decision whether to undergo any suggested treatment or procedure. I understand it is my responsibility to ask questions when my treatment is being conducted.
I understand this consent provides the Clinic with my permission to perform reasonable and necessary medical examinations, testing and treatment. By signing below, I am indicating that (1) I intend that this consent is continuing in nature even after a specific diagnosis has been made and treatment recommended; and (2) I consent to treatment at this office or any other satellite office under common ownership. The consent will remain fully effective until it is revoked in writing. I understand I have the right at any time to discontinue services. I further understand I have the right to discuss the treatment plan with my physician about the purpose, potential risk and benefits of any test ordered for me. If I have any concerns regarding any test or treatment recommended by my health care provider, I understand it is my responsibility to ask questions.
I understand and agree to participate in a telemedicine encounter with a physician or provider affiliated with Storm Clinic Prof. LLC DBA Allure Health. The specialty of care is one of the following: Primary Care, Infectious Disease, or Internal Medicine. I understand and agree to the use of said telehealth functionalities in my care. I consent to a virtual check-in process each time I participate in a telemedicine encounter.
Risks of participating in a telemedicine visit include, but may not be limited to:
- The connection may fail to work or may be disconnected during an encounter which may result in delays in care.
- If a phone call is utilized due to a connection failure, the phone visit most likely will not be covered under insurance, and the responsibility to pay falls 100% on the patient.
- If it is felt that the care rendered during the visit is not sufficient to appropriately address my problem or provide adequate care, I may be required to see my provider in person.
Benefits of participating in a telemedicine consult include:
- Having access to medical providers without the costs associated with travel.
- Being able to stay close to home and in proximity to my family and caretakers.
- Telehealth will continue to grow and be widely utilized by my providers in the future.
- Telehealth reduces overall costs of medicine and is beneficial for patients, insurers, and providers.
- The technology needed to perform telemedicine is constantly improving.
CONSENT TO FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
I consent to pay my copayment and deductible prior to receiving service at the Clinic and to pay any charge or portion thereof associated with my treatment at the Clinic not covered by any insurance plan. If I do not carry insurance, I consent to pay all charges associated with my treatment, understanding, depending on the provider and specialty, each visit could total at or around $400 to see a provider, not including ancillary charges, such as laboratory work that might or might not be sent out on my behalf. I understand I would receive a separate charge from the laboratory. I understand that I am responsible for knowing my coverage benefits, and for paying any charges that work comp does not cover.
I acknowledge the Clinic will send its billing statement showing any remaining balance due on my account. I agree to pay the balance within 30 days and will contact the Clinic at 605-271-5441 with any questions about charges or statements.
If you have insurance coverage: I understand that I am responsible for paying any copayment and deductible before service. I understand that if I cannot pay my copayment and deductible prior to service, the Clinic will still provide medical service. I understand that if there are any changes in my insurance coverage, I must let the Clinic know immediately so it can submit my claim properly. I give consent to the Clinic to call my insurance and send my records, if requested, to get my service covered. I understand it is my responsibility to know if my insurance is or is not in network with the Clinic/its providers. I understand if I am out of network and pursue services, I will be billed for each visit/service rendered. I accept responsibility for verifying if my insurance provider is or is not out of network. If I am insured through any Sanford Health Plan, Avera Health Plan, or through Veterans Affairs, I understand a prior authorization must be sent to the Clinic prior to my appointment being scheduled. Obtaining a prior authorization and requesting it be faxed to the Clinic (605-271-5277) is my responsibility as the patient.
I understand that most insurance plans will not cover services considered investigational, experimental, or cosmetic and that there may be services not covered. I understand that if my insurance coverage is dropped, I will be required to pay for the office visit charge and will be billed for any adjustments to the office visit and for any additional services received. Additional services include lab, x-ray, CT, immunizations, travel medicine encounters, injections, etc. Any payments collected will be applied towards my balance.
If you do not have insurance coverage: I understand that I am responsible for payment at time of service after being provided an estimate of my office visit, in writing, in compliance with No Surprises Act, unless I deny reviewing an estimate prior to services being rendered. I understand if I sign the estimate, I am financially responsible. I understand I am required to pay for an estimated office visit charge and will be billed for any adjustments to the office visit and for any additional services received. Additional services are listed above.
No-Show Policy: After 2 no-shows or 2 cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment, I understand I will be charged $50.