Membership Plan FAQs
What is a Primary Care Membership Program?
In a Primary Care Practice that has membership programs, the provider works directly for the patient and is able to disregard insurance company guidelines. Without insurance requirements, the provider can spend time taking care of the patient instead of doing paperwork. Because of this, the provider is free to spend more time with you and to be available for you, even outside of the office. The personalized care you can get when an insurance company isn't dictating the providers practice is amazing. Without co-pays or deductibles, many patients find that they save money by becoming a member.
Are long term contracts required?
There are short term long term contracts, Min 6 months required. The patient agreement is on a month to month basis after 6 months, an annual fee is due every year on anniversary date, if cancelled at any time during the year and service agreement is restarted a new annual fee will be due at time of new contract. Of course we want to keep you happy and healthy as a patient at Impact Family Wellness and we hope to build a long relationship with you. If you find we are not the right fit, you can cancel with a 30-day written notice.
If I have insurance, will it cover my membership fee?
Typical insurance policies will NOT cover membership fees.
What happens after hours and on weekends?
Text, e-mail, or call Tiarra if you have an urgent medical need. She will respond as quickly as possible and do everything possible to help. Tiarra lives close to the office so an emergency visit for a quick wound check or immediate concern is definitely an option.
What if Tiarra goes on vacation?
All members will be notified via website if Tiarra plans to be out of the office for more than 3 days. She will make every attempt to make herself available via text or e-mail. Providing coverage with another provider may also be an option in the near future.
Can I use my HSA to pay for my membership fee?
Unfortunately, there is not a clear answer to this question. Since Primary care Membership plan is a relatively new model, the IRS has not yet caught up to the way in which our model functions. In some cases, an HSA can be used to pay for your membership fees, but this should ultimately be discussed with your accountant. All add on services, i.e. labs, pathology, imaging, can be paid for with an HSA account.