Insurance plans are increasingly offering coverage of naturopathic medicine. This is both insurer and plan dependent. To determine if you have naturopathic coverage, please call the phone number on your insurance card. We do not bill insurance for you, but will provide you with all of the paperwork you will need to submit to your insurance company. If you have naturopathic coverage, you receive a check for reimbursement directly from your insurer.
Medicare does not recognize naturopathic physicians nationwide, so no naturopathic physician is covered under Medicare.
PAYMENT IS EXPECTED AT TIME OF SERVICE
Medicare does not recognize naturopathic physicians nationwide. Therefore, no naturopathic physicians are covered under Medicare. However, if you have a supplemental policy, our services may be covered.
All cancellations received less than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment will incur a $50.00 charge. Please understand that your scheduled appointment is time that can be used by another patient in need if we are given proper notice.
New patient cancellation / no show policy: If you are a new patient and either do not show up or cancel within 24 hours, our account policy must be signed before rescheduling. If for some reason you either don't show up or cancel within 24 hours twice, than prepayment is necessary to schedule a third new patient appointment.
Intravenous nutrient services: If there is a cancellation after the nutrients have been prepared (i.e., cancellation the same day as services), then a $50.00 charge is incurred. This is to help to defer some of the cost of the nutrients that have been prepared, which must be discarded.
Laboratory work ordered in our office is often covered by insurance. For our local patients, our provider is PeaceHealth laboratories. When using PeaceHealth, your insurance is billed directly at the time of the blood draw. However, if your insurance is unlikely to cover your labs, then the Clinic of Natural Medicine provides discounted rates for labs offered by PeaceHealth. Please ask us about this if you have questions. For patients who must travel a long distance to see our naturopathic physicians, we use LabCorp for patients for patients outside of our immediate area.
Supplement purchases are separate from fees for services like the consultation with the doctor. Payment for supplements is expected at time of purchase. You can contact your insurance company to determine if dietary supplements or nutritional IV's are covered by your insurance plan. The receipt you receive from our office provides a description of each item with its cost. Discounts for seniors and bulk purchases are also available.
Phone consultations are now offered due to the lack of natural medicine experts in various areas of the country. It is not a substitute for a personal visit to your physician. You must be under the care of a physician(s) in your area to do a consultation. Consultations are intended to complement the care you are receiving from your medical practitioner.
In order to gain optimum benefit from your consultation, we ask that you send the following materials BEFORE your scheduled consultation. This will allow the doctor to review your medical issues and reduce the amount of time you are in consultation. The intake form must be received by our office before your appointment is scheduled.
**Intake form -- again, we must have this to schedule the consult & Laboratory results (within past year) Pathology reports (if surgery or biopsy has been done) Imaging reports (X-rays, CT, MRI, etc.) Phone consultations are scheduled during regular office hours. Rates for consultations are outlined below. Payment must be in the form of a credit card.
PHONE CONSULTATION RATES
$275.00 per hour All calls are pro-rated on this rate. (example: 30 minutes is $122.50)
The initial phone consultation is between 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Follow-up consultations usually take 30 minutes or less. These times vary according to the complexity of your condition. If you have questions regarding rates or billing, please call us for more information. Time you do not get billed for includes the review of your records, review of your intake form and research that is in keeping with giving you the latest naturopathic recommendations.
Your insurer may cover consultation. For phone consults, we do not process billing claims directly from our office. Payment is expected at the time of service. We will be happy to provide you with the proper forms needed for reimbursement by your insurer.
INTEGRATIVE CANCER CARE
If you are looking for naturopathic oncology expertise, we urge you to look for someone in your geographic area to help you. Board certified naturopathic physicians are listed with the designation "FABNO" (Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) after their names. The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) is our professional organization. The OncANP keeps an active list of naturopathic doctors in your area here.