New York Chiropractic Associates
|Dear Valued Patients,|
Chiropractic Services represent an essential and necessary component of the health care program of millions of patients of all ages in the United States and worldwide. Timely and consistent access to chiropractic care is essential to the maintenance of the health and well-being of our patient population, particularly during times of stress. In this challenging time associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic it is even more important that Chiropractic care is accessible to restore and keep the health of our communities high. Science has affirmed that Chiropractic is an essential part of an individual’s ability to heal and stay healthy. It confirms that there is a strong connection between the nervous system and the immune system. Chiropractors help the nervous system work at its best. Chiropractor’s scope revolves around the Spinal Subluxation and the Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment as well as promotion of health through proper nutrition, exercise and spinal balance which affects the nervous system.
It is important to recognize that as of mid-April 2020, there are no recognized cures in conventional medicine or alternative health approaches for COVID-19. The public has the right to seek their own pathway to health and well-being. For millions of Americans, that pathway includes regular Chiropractic Spinal Care. For individuals such as those recovering from injury or suffering back pain, chiropractic care which is essential for their road to recovery.
We will be available in our office during this Pandemic to help our valued patients that need chiropractic health care.
In the meantime stay healthy and strong!
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 2020
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