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What is Assignment of Benefits?

By |August 23, 2009|Education, Practice Management|

What is Assignment of Benefits?

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I am a member of the Chiropractic Assistants mail group, and find that some offices are confused about assignment of benefits.

Patients can become upset when their Insurance Company does not pay for some, or all of their care, so it is very important that you fully explain Assignment at the start of care.   We provide this information on a handout, and we ask the patient to sign the following agreement.

What is Assignment of Benefits?

Assignment of Benefits” is a legally binding agreement between you and your Insurance Company, asking them to send your reimbursement checks directly to your doctor. When our office accepts an assignment of benefits, this means that we have to wait for up to one month for your insurance reimbursement to arrive. We extend assignment to our clients as a courtesy. Assignment may be withdrawn if your Insurance Company practices “Nuisance Behaviors”.