I have laid out here a general description of when fees will apply to the naturopathic medicine services I provide to you. I have also described the many payment options available to you. Should you have any questions about the information provided here, please do not hesitate to call me at 612-250-2804 or to reach out to me via email.
Service fees apply for consultation services in person, over the phone and by email and are due at the time of service. Charges are based on actual appointment time. There is no charge for phone calls or emails regarding questions pertaining to recommendations that I have previously made. However, if an email or phone call requires several minutes of my time, discusses new health concerns, or requires me to document new recommendations, service fees will apply.
Fees for laboratory testing are due when the order for the testing is placed.
If I order laboratory tests, the appointment scheduled to discuss the laboratory results is a follow-up visit and service fees will apply. Please note that for every hour we spend together going over your results, I have already spent 1-2 hours putting together all aspects of your medical history in relation to these results to create a comprehensive plan for your health. In doing this, it minimizes the time that we take to review the results and discuss a treatment plan, reducing cost to you.
Supplement or Product Purchases
Fees for products or supplements are due at the time of purchase.
Types of Payment Accepted
I accept cash, check, debit and credit cards, including FSA & HSA cards and checks.
Insurance companies do not cover naturopathic consultation services, laboratory orders or supplements in the state of Minnesota.
Health Savings Account
I will provide you with an itemized receipt and a medical necessity letter, if needed, that you may submit to your Health Savings Account (HSA) for reimbursement. I accept checks from HSAs and can charge HSA cards for services, labs and recommended supplements.
Consultations, laboratory testing and prescribed supplements are allowed on HSA programs as tax-free medical expenses.
Good Faith Estimates
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will most likely cost.
Under the law, health care providers are required to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) reflecting costs for expected medical items and services that may be provided. Here are some details:
- You have the right to receive a GFE for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. When thinking of the services I provide, this would include costs associated with your appointment time and laboratory tests.
- Health care providers are responsible to provide you with a GFE at least 1 business day before your medical service/item is scheduled. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a GFE before you schedule an item or service.
- It is important to note that a GFE is not a contract and does not require you to obtain the listed items or services within the estimate.
- The information provided in a GFE is an estimate of items/services reasonably expected to be furnished at the time the GFE is created and not the final overall total charges. Actual items/services may differ from the GFE.
- Additional items/services recommended as part of the course of care that must be scheduled separately are not reflected in the GFE. A separate GFE may be requested for these upon purchase/scheduling.
- You have the right to initiate a patient-provider dispute resolution process if the actual billed charges from us are $400 more than the most recent GFE for that date of service as long as this dispute is initiated within 120 days after the date of the bill for these items/services. To initiate a dispute, you may contact us at 612-250-2804. You may also contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If the dispute is denied, you will be financial responsible for the higher amount.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.