FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. In case you still require more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
1. Do I have to have a heart condition to join Pure Cardiology?
No. The practice is open to any adult above the age of 22, that wants to take an active role in optimizing their health and reducing their lifetime risk of heart attack and stroke.
2. What is integrative medicine or holistic medicine?
The terms integrative medicine and holistic medicine have often been used interchangeably as they both take into account the whole person (holism) and address all aspects of lifestyle including dietary, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Integrative medicine emphasizes the therapeutic partnership between patient and physician in the healing process and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative so long as they are based in good science
3. Why don’t you accept private insurance?
We are confident that we can provide better service and more personalized comprehensive care for a low monthly fee and offer significantly discounted fees for various cardiovascular diagnostic studies without the interference of third party payers.
4. Do I still need health insurance?
Yes. Pure Cardiology does not take the place of health insurance coverage. You should continue your PPO, Medicare or other insurance coverage.
5. Are you a provider for Medicare?
Yes. Pure Cardiology is a Participating Provider for Medicare and will bill Medicare on your behalf, as required by law.
6. What happens if I have an Emergency?
For a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest ER, but call us (or have a family member call) as soon as possible so we can coordinate appropriate medical care and referrals. For non-life-threatening emergencies, call us first, either at the office or on the cell phone number which you receive on joining the practice. Do not use email to inform or contact us about an urgent or emergent problem you are having.
7. Is my concierge membership fee tax deductible?
Your fee may be reimbursable from a HealthCare Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account and as such may be tax deductible, but you are advised to consult with your tax consultant or accountant.
8. Can I use my Health Savings Account?
You should be able to apply funds in your HSA to most if not all services and supplies provided to you. You are advised to consult with your tax consultant or accountant.
9. Can I submit my annual fee to my insurance company for reimbursement?
Most standard health insurance carriers do not pay for the membership fees; however, some types of health coverage do.
10. How about insurance coverage for routine and episodic visits for Medicare covered members?
The office will continue to bill Medicare for routine visits normally billed by doctors’ offices. The membership fee does not cover these services.