Insurance FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How long will the first visit take?

Approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour. This includes completing any initial paperwork, examination and treatment.

2. Will I be treated on my first visit?

Treatment is normally initiated immediately, following examination. At times, x-rays may be taken to further visualize anatomy enhance decision making.

3. How do I prepare for the first visit?

Visits to our clinic normally require no special preparation. Wearing comfortable clothes is suggested.

4. What does first visit consist of?

Upon arriving at the clinic, you will provide us with identification information (address, telephone numbers, insurance) and health information for Dr. Stroh. Have your insurance card and photo ID ready. If you don’t have insurance we will discuss same day payment options. We will verify your insurance and any copays will be due at this time. After the paperwork is completed and any copay collected, you will be examined by Dr. Stroh. After examination, there will be time to discus your condition and options for treatment. If additional testing is required, such as x-rays, you will be advised of this before beginning any treatment.

5. Will I be told what is happening with me?

Yes, Dr.Stroh will explain examination findings to help you understand the condition(s) or injuries.

6. Does the doctor always take x-rays of me?

In some cases x-rays may be needed to rule out more serious injury or concern prior to adjustment, and this will be determined by the doctor based on examination. Medicare does not cover chiropractic x-rays. Depending on your insurance plan you may be responsible for partial or full payment of x-rays.

7. What type of treatment can I expect?

The treatment plan will be tailored to your injury/condition. The treatment plan and recommended treatments will be explained to your before any treatment is rendered.

8. What does my insurance plan cover?

This depends on the plan. We are preferred provider’s for most plans and accept almost all insurance plans. Individual coverage varies widely. We strongly recommend that you call your insurance plan and ask about coverage. Most insurance cards have a telephone number on the back of your card. We will verify coverage at the time of your first visit. Most health insurance plans involve either co-pays or deductibles. Co-pays are due at the time of service on each visit. Medicare plans will only pay for chiropractic adjustment, but they will not pay for any examination, x-ray, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, or any other additional treatment.

9. What are co-pays?

Co-pays are the patient’s share of the treatment cost and are due at the time of service for every visit. They are a set dollar amount paid on each visit and are specific to each insurance plan.

10. What is a deductible?

A deductible is a dollar figure amount that must be reached before an insurance plan kicks in. Up to this dollar amount the patient is responsible for paying for care. Typically an annual deductible is met by payment for prescriptions and visits to hospitals and clinics. Rarely there are separate deductibles for specialist visits, such as chiropractic care. At times, plans may have both co-pays and deductibles. We recommend you call your health plan to find out more information, including if your deductible has “been met.”

11. I was in a car accident and need treatment, should I use car insurance, and do you accept car insurance?

Yes we accept auto insurance and personal injury insurance. Call us to set up an appointment. State law mandates that your auto insurance be the primary insurer in injuries arising from the use and maintenance of a vehicle.

12. Do you work with worker’s comp?

Yes we treat worker’s compensation cases. Call us to set up an appointment. We will need your insurance company, claim number, your adjuster’s name, date of injury, and place of work.

13. What ages do you treat?

All ages!

 

Schedule Your First Appointment Today

At Anoka Chiropractic, we treat patients of all ages and stages in life. Call 763-421-1410 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Eric Stroh. He will treat you for your ailment, tailoring his services directly to your unique health needs.

We also welcome you to email us with any questions or appointment requests. Regardless of how you reach out, rest assured knowing that we are here to help you feel better and improve your quality of life.

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