To The Patient: You have the right, as a patient, to be informed about your condition and the recommended medical or diagnostic procedure to be used so that you may make the decision whether to undergo any suggested treatment or procedure knowing the risks and hazards involved. At this point in your care, no specific treatment plan has been recommended. This consent form is simply an effort to obtain your permission to perform the evaluation necessary to identify the appropriate treatment and/or procedure for any identified condition(s).
By signing below, you are indicating that you intend that this consent is continuing in nature even after a specific diagnosis has been made and treatment recommended, and that you consent to treatment at this office or any other satellite office under common ownership. The consent will remain in effect until I withdraw my consent in writing.I certify that I have read and fully understand the above statements and consent fully and voluntarily to its contents.
Our clinic has clarified these policies and procedures to answer the common questions regarding your care. Magnolia Family Medicine, your new medical home welcomes you. We are honored that you are trusting us with your health. Provide each patient with the best care possible within a friendly, professional atmosphere reminiscent of an era when doctors and their staff treated patients with compassion and dignity rather than as numbers or insurance statistics. Keeping you in good health is our primary concern. The patient guide that follows will familiarize you with our clinic and will answer questions you might have.
Testing Results: All testing results are usually posted on the patient portal but some are not. Patients are NOT to assume results are normal unless they see results on patient portal or are contacted by our office. From prior experiences patients do not like to be reminded to get diagnostic tests done and are annoyed or feel harassed when reminded to get them done thus we stopped reminding patients of past due testing. Thus, many instances we have no control of when and where patients get the testing done and we might not receive the results for many reasons. We encourage all our patients to let us know or call us back after getting tests done if they have not heard form our office within a reasonable period of time and NEVER assume we got normal results.
LAB : We use Clinical Pathology Laboratories but patients are free to use any laboratory they want. We encourage patients to sign up for online access to lab results directly through our patient portal. Our patient portal information system allows the patient to view the lab and imaging result. Abnormal lab results necessitate an appointment.
MEDICATION REFILLS: Medications are prescribed with specific refills based on treatment, please do not call our office for refills. It is the patient responsibility to schedule an appointment for additional refills.
ADD/ADHD MEDICATIONS: Stimulants (Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Etc.) are written on special state-controlled prescriptions or E-Rx. We require a minimum quarterly visit, including a urine drug screen
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SCHEDULE Ill: (Xanax, Ambien, Klonopin, Etc.) Are subjected to routine urine drug testing and office visits at least every’ 3 months.
TESTOSTERONE THERAPY: Patients can receive testosterone injections at our clinic every 7-14 days. Such visits are billed to insurance companies as nurse visits Quarterly visits with the provider and specific lab testing are required for any method of testosterone administration, whether topical or injected.
NARCOTIC MEDICATIONS: Schedule Il medications, including Vicodin, Norco, Oxycodone, Dilaudid among others, are not routinely prescribed by our clinic. Management of chronic pain will be referred to a certified pain specialist.
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION: Prior authorizations for unapproved medications may incur an additional fee.
PHONE MESSAGES: Phone messages will be returned within 24-48 hours
IMMUNIZATION OF CHILDREN: Our providers encourage parents to carefully consider CDC-recommended vaccinations, but he or she welcomes children, including ones not immunized. Our clinic does, however, request a signed waiver from a patient or guardian.
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This office is dedicated to keeping your medical record information confidential. Despite our best efforts, due to the nature of email, third parties may have access to messages. When communicating from work, you should be aware that some companies consider email corporate property and your messages may be monitored. Even when emailing from home, you may feel that access to your email is not well controlled, so you should take that into consideration. In addition, you should be aware that although addressed to me, my staff and or colleagues would have access to this information.
I understand that this office will not be responsible for information loss or delay or breaches in confidentiality that are due to technical factors beyond this office’s control. I understand and agree to the above email policy. By signing below, you are agreeing that we may send medical related corresponded to you via email and that we may respond to your email to us via email.
DISCLOSURE OF PHYSICIAN OWNERSHIP INTEREST NOTICE TO PATIENTS
Please carefully review this notice. In order to allow you to make a fully-informed decision about your health care, the physicians of MAGNOLIA FAMILY MEDICINE (the “Practice”) would like to inform you that at some point during the course of your treatment, the providers may refer you to alliance MRI to perform imaging studies. The Sleep Specialist of The Woodlands or MFM Pharmacy among other facilities.
The practice wishes to advise you that Dr Feras Elhajj has a direct ownership interest in:
Alliance MRI 1011 Medical Plaza Drive Suite 120 Spring Texas 77380
Sleep Specialist of The Woodlands 6912 Fm 1488 Suite B Magnolia TX 77354
MFM Pharmacy 6912 FM 1488 Magnolia TX 77354
All of the practice’s physicians will make referrals to laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers or hospitals, based upon the best interest of a patient’s health and any other factors that a patient would like his or her physicians to consider. Regardless of any ownership interest or compensation arrangement that a physician may have with a particular laboratory or other facility. You, as a patient, have the right to choose the provider of your healthcare services and the laboratories and other facilities where you receive services or treatment. For information about alternative laboratories, please ask your physicians affiliated with the practices or consult with your insurance company. If you have any questions concerning this notice, please feel free to ask your physicians or any member of our staff. We welcome you as a patient and value our relationship with you. By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read and fully understand this notice.
This Joint notice of Privacy Practices applies to the privacy practices of the affiliated Entities and the
Entities Participating in the Organization Health Care Arrangement.
These Entities include: Westwood Primary Care PLLC DBA: Magnolia Family Medicine.
This form is used to document (a) an individual’s acknowledgment of receipt of our Joint Notice of Privacy Practices.
I am the patient or legal Guardian
I acknowledge full responsibility for the payment of service received and agree to pay them in full at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made. I understand that insurance coverage is an arrangement between the insurance carrier and the patient. Westwood Primary Care PLLC will assist in billing my insurance company, but I am ultimately responsible for payment should my insurance fail to pay within a reasonable amount of time.
I authorize Westwood Primary Care PLLC to bill my insurance or third-party payer and receive payment directly from them for services rendered. I also authorize Westwood Primary Care PLLC to release information as required to my insurance or third-party payer (including my employer’s worker compensation carrier), for the purpose of determining benefits. I understand that such records may include information regarding HIV/AIDS testing, substance abuse and /Or mental health issues. A photocopy of a faxed copy of this authorization shall be deemed as valid as the original.
My signature signifies acceptance of all terms in the Assignment of Benefits.
We are doing everything possible to hold down the cost of medical care. You can help a great deal by eliminating the need for us to bill you. The following is a summary of our payment policy.
ALL PAYMENT ARE EXPECTED AT THE TIME OF SERVICE: Payment is required at the time services are rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. This includes applicable copayments, coinsurance and deductible payments for participating insurance companies. We accept cash, personal checks (in-state only), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, And American Express. THERE IS A SERVICE CHARGE FEE OF $30.00 FOR ALL RETURNED CHECKS
LATE FEES: Payment is required at the time services are rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. This includes applicable copayments for payment prior to scheduling appointments. THERE WILL BE A $30.00 MONTHLY LATE FEE CHARGE ON ANY BALANCE AFTER 30 DAYS. All accounts more than 120 days past due will be transferred to a collections agency and you will be responsible for all agency fees and would adversely affect your credit rating with the credit bureaus.
INSURANCE: We bill participating insurance companies as a courtesy to you. You must present your most recent insurance card at the time of service. You are expected to pay your deductible/copayments at the time of service in full. VERIFICATION OF BENEFITS IS NEVER A GUARANTEE OF PAYMENT; ALL CLAIMS ARE SUBJECTED TO THE TERMS OF YOUR PLAN AFTER FILING YOUR CLAIM. If we have NOT received payment from your insurance company within 45 days from the date of service, you will be expected to pay the balance in full. You are responsible for all charges and all late fees. Your time of service receipt includes all information necessary for submitting claims to your insurance company. We do bill secondary insurance companies of applicable. WE DO NOT FILE WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS. WE DO NOT FILE CAR ACCIDENT/MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS.
MANAGED CARE: if you are enrolled on a managed care insurance plan (i.e. HMO) you must present your most recent insurance card with our primary care physicians name on it. If you do not have it at the time of service we will reschedule your appointment for a later date. Referrals will be given only after consultation with one of our doctors. You must receive a referral from our office before seeing specialist. No retroactive referrals will be given.
OUT OF NETWORK: We accept a variety of insurance plans, and due to the complexity of managed care contracts, we suggest patients to verify our doctors participation of IN NETWORK STATUS with their insurance company prior to making the appointment at MAGNOLIA FAMILY MEDICINE.
REFUNDS: Overpayments will be refunded upon written request within 30 days to the responsible party.
MISSED APPOINTMENTS/LATE CANCELLATIONS: Broken appointments represent a cost to us, to you and other patients who could have been seen in the set aside for you. Cancellations are requested 24 hours prior to the appointment. We reserve the right to charge for missed/late- cancelled appointments a minimum fee of $30. Abuse of scheduled appointments may result in the discharge from the practice
I have read and understand Magnolia Family Medicine FINANCIAL POLICY. I agree to assign insurance benefits to Westwood Primary Care PLLC whenever necessary. I also agree that if it becomes necessary to forward my accounts to a collections agency I will be responsible for all collection fees.