New PatientsWe welcome new patients for consultations with our cardiologists, for diagnostic evaluation, and for medical treatment. You may contact us directly or through a referring physician. Please forward to us copies of your medical records from other physicians before your first appointment, which will be set for the earliest time and date possible. A new patient representative will contact you after your appointment has been scheduled. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes early for your initial appointment to complete a medical history form. The information on the form helps us provide you with the best care and service possible. On your first appointment, please bring your medical records, a list of all medicines you are presently taking and your health insurance card(s). Please bring your insurance card(s) on each following appointment. Please allow approximately 2-4 hours for a first office consultation. The physician must spend a great deal of time not only reviewing your personal records but also ordering, supervising or reviewing the results of tests performed.
AppointmentsWe encourage you to make your appointments as far in advance as possible. We recognize the importance of your time and will make every effort to meet your scheduled appointment. We ask your understanding when medical emergencies may occasionally cause us to delay or reschedule your appointment.
Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on each visit to our office.
CancellationsIf you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. If you must cancel your appointment due to last-minute unforeseen circumstances, please let us know immediately.
Please save these forms to a folder on your computer for your records then open from your file.
· Patient Authorization Form click here to view
· Patient Registration - click here to view · Patient Registration Part 2 - click here to view
· Release of Information - click here to view
· Patient Pharmacy Form - click here to view
· Review of Systems - click here to view
· Payment form - click here to view
Prescription RefillsIt is the policy of Hall-Garcia Cardiology to refill prescriptions only during working hours Monday through Friday. Your prescription cannot be verified during non-business hours and could lead to conflict in your medications. Please make a concerted effort to call our clinic line at (713) 529-5530 for all prescription refills between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday.
Billing, Insurance, and Credit InformationOur business office representatives are always available to assist you with any questions you may have. Our business office telephone number is (713)529-5530. We strongly encourage you to bring any special needs to our attention. We're here to help you!
Please bring all pertinent insurance information and your insurance cards with you on each visit to our office. We will provide you a charge ticket at each visit so that you can retain a record of all fees and services rendered that day.
We are Medicare participants and accept assignment for their services. As a courtesy, we routinely file primary insurance claims for all patients. Should you provide supplemental insurance information to our office, we will also file those claims on your behalf. The deductible and insurance co-payments are the patient's responsibility and their payment is expected at time of service. Please be sure to bring your insurance card(s) each time you visit our office.
Should your insurance carrier withhold payment or partial payment of your claim for any reason, we will be glad to assist you in obtaining an explanation from them. However, we cannot guarantee payment of your claim. Also, we cannot be responsible for negotiating fees or claims with insurance companies or any other entity. Patients are responsible for payment of medical care within a reasonable time, regardless of the status of the claim.
If circumstances warrant an extended payment plan, our business office representative is available to assist you with such arrangements. Please contact the office prior to your appointment.
You will receive a monthly itemized statement showing all charges up to and including the current month. These statements will cover all services provided, both in our office, and at the hospital. All patients with a current balance will continue to receive monthly statements until the account is cleared. Please note: claims filed to Medicare do not appear on your statement until Medicare has paid their portion of your charge(s). Any balance remaining after Medicare has paid, will be the responsibility of the patient or supplemental insurance company, if applicable.
A reminder: Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you for each visit to our office. Please notify us if your address, telephone number or insurance carrier changes at any time.
Health InsuranceHall-Garcia Cardiology Associates accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients, as well as those individuals with private insurance which permits a free choice of physicians. We also participate in many HMO and PPO Plans. Please contact our office to verify our participation in your plan.
|Our insurance contracts include the following but are not limited to :
- APS Healthcare
- Affiliated Healthcare
- Beech Street Network
- Best Doctors
- Blue Cross Blue Shield & HMO Blue
- Blue Cross Blue Shield ParPlan
- Blue Bell
- Cigna & GWH Cigna
- Cigna LifeSource
- Community Health Choice
- Comprehensive Behavioral Care
- Coventry Health Care
- Embassy of Egypt
- Evercare Star Plus
- Evolutions Healthcare system
- Fiesta Mart
- First Health
- Galaxy Health Network
- H.A.S.-TPA /Premier Healthcare
- Houston Healthcare (HHPO)
- Humane Choice Care
- Independent Medical Systems
- Medical Control
- Medicare - traditional and various Medicare Advantage plans, please inquire
- Medicaid - traditional and various Medicaid Advantage plans, please inquire
- National Healthcare Alliance
- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS & PHCS Savility)
- PPO Next
- Private Healthcare Systems
- Provider Select
- Pro America
- State Farm
- Superiour Health Plan
- Texas Children's Health Plan
- Texas True Choice
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare Comunity Plan
- United Healthcare Community Plan Dual Complete
- United Healthcare Connected
- USA Managed Care Organization