Why don't you take insurance?
Our patients are able to use their medical reimbursement or
HSA cards to pay for their treatment.
We have chosen not to participate as providers with insurance plans
in order to focus on patient care and to avoid what Dr. Tharp believes
are excessive intrusions into patient confidentiality by insurance companies.
Unlike offices who are obligated to surrender all patient records at the whim of
the insurance companies, follow arbitrary insurance guidelines
and answer to insurance companies in matters regarding your care,
we have a specialized, fee for service practice
providing the highest standards in training, experience,
expertise, privacy, and confidentiality. We protect your private information
and leave disclosure decisions to you, our valued patient.
Upon patient request, we provide a coded receipt – which includes
diagnosis code(s) - that may be used to submit for reimbursement,
but you are in control of whether you submit that information
to your carrier and how much information you care to provide.
We do not accept phone calls from, complete forms for or
submit treatment plans to insurance companies.
You may request that the diagnosis code be omitted from your receipt
if you do not intend to submit it for insurance reimbursement, or if you plan
to submit receipts on your income tax and do not want the diagnosis included.
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