Patient Forms

We want to streamline your experience at the Desert Institute for Spine Care. These patient forms are provided to allow you to print them and fill them out before you come to the office. This allows us to spend more time with you when you arrive at the practice.

If you have any questions about filling out your patient forms, or if we can help in anyway, please contact us. We are looking forward to helping you on your path to better health!

Additional Patient Information

Telehealth

Connect to your doctor from the comfort of your own home.

Insurance Information

You need to be aware that your insurance policy is a contract. If you do not have a copy of your policy in its entirety, obtain one as soon as possible. We recommend that you read and understand your policy and if you have any questions regarding your coverage, contact the insurance company directly or your Human Resources Department for more information.

There are a number of different policies written (Indemnity, Preferred Provider Organization, Point of Service, Health Management Organization) and you need to know what your coverage is (annual deductible, co-insurance, maximum out of pocket expenses, lifetime maximum etc…). In some plans you can have in and out of network benefits known as a swing plan.

We have a contract with Medicare and currently do work with many other carriers on an ‘out of network’ basis. In some cases, if your insurance carrier cannot provide necessary medical care within the network, the carrier will grant the policyholder a waiver (sometimes referred to as a ‘Network Clinical Gap Exception’) to go outside the network for treatment. The medical claim is then submitted and processed as if the policyholder stayed inside the network.

We also work with Industrial Carriers. We feel the sooner the injured worker is able to return to work the happier everyone involved will be, especially the injured worker. If you have an out-of-state Workers Compensation claim and are interested in having one of our physicians evaluate your condition, please contact our Billing Department with your Workers Compensation information (i.e. claim number, adjustor’s name, phone number and extension, if applicable). We will be happy to contact your Claim Adjustor to initiate prior authorization for your treatment.

Each state has its own laws and regulations governing all types of insurance. You need to check with your State Insurance Department if you have any questions regarding your carrier. The Self-Insured Employer’s responsibilities are different than your general group policy with a small business. Your State Insurance Department enforces the laws, as well as providing the public with information about insurance.

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No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimates

View and download a PDF of your rights and protections against surprise medical bills.

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Privacy Practices

View and download PDF versions of documents concerning the privacy practices at DISC.

Travel & Hotel Accommodations

Desert Institute for Spine Care is pleased to offer medical travel options for your spine care needs. We will coordinate your care from start to finish.

Education

We are happy to provide additional educational resources to help you in your spine journey.

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No matter the painful spine condition, a second opinion consultation with one of our expert spine surgeons can help you find the right customized solution that gets you back to enjoying life.

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