Have YOU ever had any of the following? (Please select all that apply and use comments to elaborate.)
Are YOU currently experiencing any of these symptoms?
Your Protected Health Information (PHI) will be used by this office or disclosed to others for the purposes of treatment, obtaining payment, or supporting the day-to-day health care operations of this office. You should review the Notice of Privacy Practices for a more complete description of how your PHI may be used or disclosed. It describes your rights as they concern the limited use of health information, including your demographic information, collected from you and created or received by this office. You may review the Notice prior to signing this consent. You may request a copy of the Notice at the Front Desk. This office reserves the right to modify the Privacy Practices outlined in the Notice.
You may request a restriction on the use or disclosure of your PHI. It is the policy of this office that it will continue to provide treatment for a patient who restricts consent to the use and disclosure of his/her PHI for the purposes of treatment, payment or health care operations. Use or disclosure of protected information in violation of an agreed upon restriction will be a violation of the federal privacy standards.
You may revoke this consent to use and disclosure of your PHI. You must revoke this consent in writing. Any use or disclosure that has already occurred prior to the date on which your revocation of consent is received will not be affected.
Our office will make every attempt to verify your policy benefits, however, this office and your insurance DOES NOT guarantee a quote of benefits for payment of services provided. Should your insurance provide Chiropractic benefits, your insurance will be filed on a weekly basis as a courtesy to you. You will be responsible for your deductible and/or co-payment. Your insurance should pay within 45 days from the date in which it was filed. In the event that your insurance company does not pay in a timely manner, you may be asked to contact your insurance carrier. If your insurance company mails a check directly to you for our services, you must bring the misdirected check to our office within 48 hours.
I hereby execute and provide Irrevocable Lien Interest and Assignment of Proceeds to any cause of action that exists in my favor against any insurance company for the terms of the policy, including the exclusive, irrevocable right to receive payment for such services, make demand for payment, and prosecute and receive penalties, interest, court loss, or other legally compensable amounts owed by an insurance company in accordance with Article 21.55 of the Texas Insurance Code to cooperate, provide information as needed, and appear as needed to assist in the prosecution of such claims for benefits upon request. To any insurance company providing benefits or settlement of a claim, you are instructed that pursuant to this Irrevocable Lien Interest and Assignment of Proceeds to pay the total dollar amount of all sums which I owe on account to the above named doctor and treating facility within 30 days following your receipt of medical bills submitted by the doctor and/or treating facility.
I instruct checks to be made payable to Whole Body Chiropractic, and payment to be sent to 2233 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075. This demand specifically conforms to Article 21.55 of the Texas Insurance Code, providing for attorney fees, 18% penalty, court cost, and interest from judgment, upon violation. In the event my insurance settlement proceeds are paid directly to my attorney, I hereby irrevocably instruct my attorney to withhold all such sums and amounts as are determined to be owed, due and payable on my account and remit payment of all such sums directly to the above named doctor and/or treating facility upon receipt of my settlement award(s).
We encourage and support a shared decision making process between us regarding your health needs. As a part of that process you have a right to be informed about the condition of your health and the recommended care and treatment to be provided to you so that you can make the decision whether or not to undergo such care with full knowledge of the known risks. This information is intended to make you better informed in order that you can knowledgably give or withhold your consent.
Chiropractic is based on the science which concerns itself with the relationship between structures (primarily the spine) and function (primarily of the nervous system) and how this relationship can affect the restoration and preservation of health.
Adjustments are made by chiropractors in order to correct or reduce spinal and extremity joint subluxations. Vertebral subluxation is a disturbance to the nervous system and is a condition where one or more vertebra in the spine is misaligned and/or does not move properly causing interference and/or irritation to the nervous system. The primary goal in chiropractic care is the removal and/or reduction of nerve interference caused by vertebral subluxation.
A chiropractic examination will be performed which may include spinal and physical examination, orthopedic and neurological testing, palpation, specialized instrumentation, radiological examination (x-rays), and laboratory testing.
The chiropractic adjustment is the application of a precise movement and/or force into the spine in order to reduce or correct vertebral subluxation(s). There are a number of different methods or techniques by which the chiropractic adjustment is delivered but are typically delivered by hand. Some may require the use of an instrument or other specialized equipment. In addition, physiotherapy or rehabilitative procedures may be included in the management protocol. Among other things, chiropractic care may reduce pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care and treatment, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks and limitations of this care. The risks are seldom high enough to contraindicate care and all health care procedures have some risk associated with them.
Risks associated with some chiropractic treatment may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. Risks associated with physiotherapy may include the preceding as well as allergic reaction and muscle and/or joint pain. In addition, there are reported cases of stroke associated with visits to medical doctors and chiropractors. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic treatment and the occurrence of stroke; rather, recent studies indicate that patients may be consulting medical doctors and chiropractors when they are in the early stages of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported association because a stroke may cause serious neurological impairment.
I have been informed of the nature and purpose of chiropractic care, the possible consequences of care, and the risks of care, including the risk that the care may not accomplish the desired objective. Reasonable alternative treatments have been explained, including the risks, consequences and probable effectiveness of each. I have been advised of the possible consequences if no care is received. I acknowledge that no guarantees have been made to me concerning the results of the care and treatment.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH. I UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. ALL QUESTIONS I HAVE ABOUT THIS INFORMATION HAVE BEEN ANSWERED TO MY SATISFACTION. HAVING THIS KNOWLEDGE, I KNOWINGLY AUTHORIZE TO PROCEED WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND TREATMENT.
In order to properly assess your condition, we must understand how much your NECK and/or BACK problems have affected your ability to manage everday activities.
For each item below, please choose which most closely describes your condition right now.