01. CANCELLATIONS-NO SHOWS-RESCHEDULING.
Please provide us with at least 24 hours notice of appointment cancellations or rescheduling. This allows us to offer your spot to someone on the wait list. You will be financially responsible for appointments not cancelled or rescheduled with appropriate advance notice, although consideration can sometimes be given for circumstances truly beyond your control.
We generally will not offer to reschedule late cancellations or no-shows for the initial evaluation session. Patients who cancel less than 24 hours before an appointment, or fail to attend their visit, will be charged a $60 no-show or late cancellation fee.
02. APPOINTMENTS THAT BEGIN LATE.
If our appointment begins late because you arrived late, the session will end at the time it normally would have ended. This is so that other patients may stay on schedule. If we begin late because the providers are behind schedule, the session will be of its normal duration, to assure that patient concerns receive full and proper attention.
If you arrive after the scheduled session has ended, we can sometimes accommodate you, if an already scheduled appointment cancels or no-shows, but this cannot be guaranteed. Otherwise, the visit will count as a no-show.
03. EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS.
Every effort will be made to accommodate crisis situations and the need for earlier appointments. However, you may need to check with us daily for cancellations, if no appointments are immediately available. Likewise, we cannot guarantee immediate rescheduling of missed appointments.
Many insurance companies may require a referral for your visit to our office. Please make sure to contact your insurance company and/or your primary care physician to ensure that you do get a referral if it is required. Failure to obtain a referral when necessary, may cause your insurance company to deny your claim.
05. FEES FOR SERVICES PROVIDED OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS
Please let us know at the beginning of the session if we need to devote some of our time to discussing or filling out forms, or write notes or letters Please fill out forms to the best of your ability prior to the session so that we may use our time most efficiently. Letters, forms, record reviews, and interactions with outside agencies requiring significant attention outside of scheduled appointment times, will be subject to a fee of $25.00 per half-hour.
This excludes activities deemed by the provider to be clinically essential, such as interacting with other clinicians directly involved in your care, and executing routing duties such as as providing refills, filling out routine authorizations’ requests, and brief clinically-focused return of patient phone calls.
06. PRESCRIPTION REFILLS
We prefer to refill your medications at the time of your office visit. Please bring your medication list with you to each appointment. Please be sure to give us at least 48 hours’ notice on all refill requests. Chronic or long-term medication refills require an office visit before they may be refilled. In other cases, we request that you contact your pharmacy for medication refills. The pharmacy will fax a request to our office with all pertinent information.
07. MEDICAL RECORDS
A Release of Medical Records must be signed in order to have your patient records sent to another health care provider. If you are requesting that your records be sent to another provider, we ask that you supply us with their name, address, and phone number.
Out of Pocket Rates
Initial Evaluation $ 175.00
Follow Up $100.00
Cash, check, and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay $ 60.00
Medical Cannabis Consultation
Medical Cannabis Initial consultation: $150
Medical Cannabis Recertification: $75
To meet criteria to receive a medical cannabis card you need one or more of the following as well as documentation from your provider:
- Wasting syndrome
- Chronic or severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Steps to Obtaining Medical Cannabis Card
For a fast and easy process we recommend that you obtain your medical records from your doctor and Register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). If you have NOT registered with the MMCC, we can help you register and obtain your Patient ID Number. For your first visit with us, you will want to bring your Medical History/Records, Pill bottles, Prescriptions, and/or anything that can be used to verify your medical condition.
This process is surprisingly simple. In order to apply, you only need the following information:
Date of Birth
Email Address (Be sure to verify the email the MMCC sends you AFTER you finish your application)
Picture/copy of the front AND back of your MD Driver’s License or other photo ID
Last four digits of SSN
Photo of yourself (against a plain white wall)…the picture is the number one reason people get denied.
Once you fill out your application and submit, be sure to verify the email the MMCC sends to your email inbox (Must be done in order to submit application completely). After submitting, the waiting process begins….Usually between 4-6 weeks. You can check the MMCC website for updates or call for the status of your application.
After you are approved, the MMCC will send your temporary card to your email address. The physical card will come in the mail within the next couple weeks. After receiving your temporary card, you can contact me for your consultation (bring your MMCC ID number) and we can schedule an appointment.
Please contact me with any questions. I have plenty of MMCC educational information for your own knowledge. I rely on referrals so please spread the word to any interested family or friends.