What to Expect
At your appointment
- Please arrive 5 minutes early to allow time to fill out any paperwork and verify your information at check-in.
- New appointments can range anywhere from 1-3 hours
- Follow up visits typically last 30-60 minutes.
What will be covered: The initial appointment will cover past medical history, environmental history, physical examination, and reason for the visit. Testing may also be done at this appointment.
Expected outcome: Patients should leave with an understanding of their condition and a written or verbal plan to follow. If available, samples will be provided for trial period before having to fill prescriptions. If testing was completed, results can be provided to take home. A letter regarding the outcome of the visit will be sent to the patient as well as referring provider.
Minor patients need a parent or legal guardian to accompany them. In the absence of a parent or legal guardian a letter stating permission for treatment is required in order for us to be able to see the patient. Also, please fill out and have a parent or legal guardian sign all new patient paperwork prior to the appointment.
What to Bring:
- photo ID and insurance card(s)
- current medication list (prescriptions, vitamins, minerals and supplements).
- list of known medication allergies.
- relevant medical records if available.
- Pulmonary Function Test (Spirometery, Bronchodialation)
- Percutaneous Skin Test
- Intradermal Skin Test
- Drug Challenge
- Oral Challenge
- Patch Test
Paying for your visit
We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit.
- Our office will attempt to verify your insurance benefits prior to or during your appointment so that we may collect based on your benefits. Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Payment will include any unmet deductible, co-insurance, co-payment amount, or non-covered charges from your insurance company. If charges exceed what you are able to pay, you may speak with the billing department at your first visit to establish a short term payment plan.
- Our practice currently participates with:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- First Choice Health
- MT HELP
- MT Health Co-Op
- MT Medicare
- MT Medicaid with Referral
- Pacific Source
- TriWest / HealthNet Federal Services with Referral
- United Healthcare
Our office will file all insurance claims. Please remember that insurance is a contract between the patient and the insurance company and ultimately the patient is responsible for payment in full. It is your responsibility to check with your insurer’s member benefits department about your coverage prior to your appointment. You are responsible for obtaining a properly dated referral if required by your insurer and are responsible for payment in full if your claim is rejected.
No Show/Cancellation Policy
- We ask that you provide our office with at least 24 hours advanced notice of any appointment changes or cancellations. If you do not attend your scheduled appointment (“no show”) or fail to provide us with 24 hours advanced notice, you will be responsible for a $25 fee. This is not an amount that will be billed to insurance and it must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
- We do not double book appointments in an effort to maximize the amount of time our providers can spend with our patients. When patients make late cancellations or do not show for scheduled appointments, it prevents us from seeing other patients who are waiting for an opening in the schedule. We kindly ask for notification so that we may attempt to place another patient in this appointment slot.
- We understand that emergencies come up and cancellations or no shows can be due to extenuating circumstances. If you feel as though you fall into this category, please contact our billing department and we can evaluate this on a case by case basis.