You're in great hands
We make sure all our new patients feel welcome, safe, and taken care of. During your first visit, you will receive a consultation where Dr. Hutson will review your medical history and primary concern. For diagnosis, he will test your ranges of motion and perform any relevant neurological and orthopedic testing. From there, the doctor will explain any issues and help you understand treatment options. Treatment may include a combination of an adjustment, interferential electrical therapy, therapeutic exercise, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression, and/or myofascial release. Please plan for one hour for your first visit.
For a shorter time in the waiting room, please fill out the New Patient Form and bring it with you.
Bring to your first visit
Copies of reports for any previous X-Rays or MRI's
Cost of Care
We don't know the cost of care until we determine what you need, and then cross reference that with your insurance benefits. Answering the question "how much is my treatment going to cost?" would be like expecting the grocery store to tell you how much your groceries are before going shopping. However, you can call the number on your insurance card and ask them for your chiropractic benefits.
We are preferred providers for Medicare and most major insurance companies. It should be understood, that your health insurance is an arrangement between you and your insurance company, and that we file your insurance as a courtesy to you. If your insurance company doesn't cover what was expected, ultimately it's your responsibility to call and follow up with them.
We are preferred providers for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- UHC, UMR
We also accept:
- Personal Injury
- Workers Compensation
- Cash Patients and Out of Network Insurance
Important: Benefits quoted by your insurance company are not a guarantee of payment. It is not uncommon for benefits to be quoted inaccurately.
We accept payment plans through CareCredit. You can apply online in a few short minutes by CLICKING HERE CareCredit can be used with multiple types of providers all across the nation, including but not limited to dental, vision, and veterinarian.
Understanding How Medicare Works For You
What does Medicare pay for?
Medicare will pay for 80% of medically necessary chiropractic adjustments.
What will Medicare NOT pay for?
Medicare will NOT pay for exams, therapies or extremity adjustments (elbows, knee, wrist, ankle, etc.) They also will NOT pay for ongoing MAINTENANCE care (care to keep your pain from coming back or to manage a chronic condition).
What Does Medicare Expect From My Treatment Plan?
Medicare expects a treatment plan of one month, followed by a re-examination. They expect 30% improvement in that thirty days or we are to refer you to another provider. If you make at least 30% improvement in that thirty days, we will continue treatment as stated above until progress can no longer be made. At that point we will either refer you to another provider or release you from active treatment.
What Does Medicare Require?
Medicare requires an initial examination in order to pay for your adjustments and a re-examination at specified times. They also require an examination for any new injuries or re-injury to a problem we have previously treated. Medicare also requires you to sign an ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice) form stating you understand what they will and will not pay for. Medicare requires the examinations but will not pay for them. If you refuse an examination, we can not treat you.
What If I Want To Continue Care (Maintenance)?
Most people want to prevent future problems by receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis. Research shows that treatments every two weeks for chronic conditions give the best chance at avoiding a relapse. It should be understood, Medicare will not pay for maintenance care.