New York Chiropractic Associates
|Dear Valued Patients,|
COVID Office Cleaning
There is no higher priority to our patients and staff than everyone's safety. Rest assured that we are monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Public Health Department to stay on top of this evolving situation.
According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be minimal. However WHO has recently declared Corona-virus as a global pandemic.
We want you to feel confident when coming to our office. As a result, we have enhanced our cleaning procedures in the interest of our patients' and employees' health and safety.
Staff will proceed with normal, everyday hand-washing plus hand sanitization. We also clean all the equipment and highly touched surfaces frequently throughout the day. We have extra disinfectant wipes and sanitizers available for you to use, per your request. Cleaning will also be expanded to disinfect doorknobs and other surfaces.
In addition, if you are scheduled for care and you have a cough, fever or are sick, we ask that you please stay home. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please have the courtesy to call our office to reschedule.
Thank you for your patience and trust in our office. We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and confidence in us at the forefront of everything we do. We plan to stay open on a limited schedule so that we can continue to provide any needed care, especially during this high-stress time.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further
HEALTH INSURANCE 2021
With the onset of new insurance regulations and the recent changes in health care plans, we are now seeing higher IN-NETWORK DEDUCTIBLES, CO-PAYMENTS and CO-INSURANCE CHARGES. We are also finding some health plans as you knew them last year have been modified or terminated. Therefore we must now obtain credit card information and keep it on file.
Nothing will be charged to your credit card, unless your insurance company fails to pay the covered charges. Please be aware that an office visit or a procedure may be fully covered, yet the insurance may pay us nothing, as it may all go toward your new deductible. There may also be new added co-insurance charges in some cases.
We are obligated by law then to charge you the full amount. Under-charging is equivalent to us paying your co-insurance and deductible and both of us can be charged with insurance fraud and manipulation.
We strongly recommend that you be fully aware of your new deductible obligations, some are as high as $5000, and realize that many plans force you to pay higher out-of-pocket sums before the deductible is covered! Please check with your insurance company and realize there are now hundreds of different plans. We have found that even calling the insurer directly sometimes leads to incorrect information! Insurance is a for profit business, and you should know the details of your plan. We will continue to provide documentation and appeal your need for supportive or wellness care whenever possible.
Dr. Cory W. Gold - Director
Arthur Moy - Office Manager