Why are we doing this?
When we released our “NAME YOUR OWN FEE” program a few weeks ago to the office we wanted to give several different options for chiropractic care. We felt this was necessary to give patients the option to come in when THEY wanted to or when THEY felt THEY needed to without someone telling them they did or did not need care. So, along with our per visit plans we are now offering a “membership”.
One question we get a lot is, "Why don't you take my insurance?"
The main reason is to be able to give people choices based on what THEY want out of chiropractic care. Chiropractors that process insurance and take care of symptoms and disease processes are required to bill for these types of problems and can NOT reduce their fees if patients pay out of pocket. That is called having a double fee schedule and it is not allowed. Also, we wanted to be completely compliant with insurance and state laws along with being able to help our patients access chiropractic care as often as THEY wanted. Not when their insurance tells them its okay.
Do you want to get checked for subluxation (spinal misalignments) as much as YOU want?
If you answered yes to this question like most people then you should consider joining our membership.
The membership covers up to 10 chiropractic adjustments (if needed) per month and the day’s assessment. The membership is not an insurance program. Members understand that no insurance can or will be billed or submitted by either our office or the member themselves.
With our goals of making sure that EVERYONE can afford chiropractic care we have established a new patient fee of $99. This covers the initial examination, x-rays if needed, AND your first adjustment. Yes you read that correctly. $99!
How can we afford to do something like this?
This is able to be achieved for several reasons; we don’t participate with insurance, we offer walk-in hours, most of our payments are made through auto-debit, we have reduced the amount of staff needed, and we have greatly reduced the time and effort needed to process a patient. For all these reasons we were able to drop our fees and it allowed us the ability to pass the savings on to you our most valued patients.
If you have more questions please feel free to contact the office to speak to someone or set up a FREE consultation to see if Yusavage Family Chiropractic, P.C. is for you.
Why don’t you take/process/accept insurance?
We don’t accept insurance for many reasons but some of them are as follows. Insurance does NOT take into consideration a patient’s needs. It’s a policy and depending on the coverage provided you may not be able to receive valuable care that you need because your insurance deems it unnecessary. Also, we were frustrated with seeing people go without care because they lacked coverage or that their deductible or copay was so high they couldn’t afford to use it even if they have coverage to begin with! With insurance you need to pay someone just to process and chase the insurance companies and this is expensive! This leads to increased prices and less care for the patient and we were determined to decrease prices and increase care for the patients. When we severed the ties we had with insurance we were able to reduce our fees and allow ALL patients the ability to afford care whether they had insurance or not.