Due to the new mandates created as part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), certain changes have been made in our office, effective January 1, 2014.
Please note that all prescription refills, lab orders, radiology orders (xray, mammogram, etc.), and referrals MUST be accompanied by an office visit.
We can no longer write prescriptions or create any orders over the phone or without the patient physically present.
These changes are due to the new restrictions within the Affordable Care Act which are designed to reduce insurance and identity fraud in medical procedures, and, as these are Federal law, cannot be changed or broken by anyone in our office.
THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
We understand that this will be an inconvenience to patients, so, to help reduce the amount of visits required to manage your healthcare, Dr. Ramsay has adapted her office procedures to make your visits as efficient as possible.
To help us, please bring your medications to EVERY appointment, as well as any paperwork you may need Dr. Ramsay to fill out/sign. Dr. Ramsay will now create your annual Lab and Test Orders in your office visits so you do not need to return to get them. PLEASE DO NOT LOSE YOUR ORDERS.
We will try to help you to navigate these new rules as best we can so we can continue to provide you the best quality healthcare. If you have any questions, please contact our office.