New Patient Page / Ins Info

Dear New Patient,

 Listed below is some important information regarding our office. We are so glad that you've considered us for your health care needs.

Dr. Gregg Carb


New Patient Office Information and

Important Insurance Information

 

  • Our office address is 220 Sansome Street, Suite 530 in San Francisco's Financial District. Our telephone number is 415-362-5092 and our fax number is 415-362-1722.  Our cross street is Pine and we are next door to Loews Regency Hotel. Please see our Office Hours, Parking, and Map information on the previous webpage.

 

  • We participate in most insurance plans, and provide care for auto, work, sports and repetitive strain injuries. Some of the plans we participate in that offer a chiropractic benefit include: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Harrington Health, Health Net, ILWU-PMA, Kaiser, Medicare Part B, Sutter Select, and United Health Care. We do not accept Medi-Cal. Please be aware that COVERED CALIFORNIA individual health plans do NOT provide a chiropractic benefit at this time.

 

  • Many Insurance Companies Have Adopted A Single Flat Rate Reimbursement Plan which means One Reduced Price Covers Everything For One Visit. This applies to all HMO’s, Cigna PPO, Medicare Part B, and some Anthem & United PPO’s. (Some Anthem PPO's only provide reduced reimbursement through the ASH network. All United plans essentially do not cover both the exam and treatment on the first visit with their max per diem reimbursement policy).

  • Patients with Single Flat Rate plans will receive a half-time BASIC office visit: ~10 minutes of doctor time (evaluation and treatment) and ~10 minutes of unattended time (therapy tables, etc.). Treatment may not include enhanced services: Active Release Techniques, Laser therapy, or Kinesiology taping techniques. BASIC office visits imply “problem-focused, low complexity, straightforward medical decision making.”
  • Patients with other plans and private pay patients will receive a full-time ROUTINE office visit: ~20 minutes of doctor time (evaluation and treatment) and ~10 minutes of unattended time (therapy tables, etc.). Treatment may include enhanced services: Active Release Techniques, Laser therapy, or Kinesiology taping techniques.
  • Insured patients with Single Flat Rate may elect, if needed, to upgrade from half-time BASIC to full-time ROUTINE office visits. Because the routine visit often involves additional time, complexity, body parts, and/or equipment costs there is an additional charge, over and above any deductible or co pay, of $20 per visit.
  • In certain complex cases (insured or not) a greater level of service (EXPANDED office visit) may be required.
  • Our rates are very competitive with other professional health care services in downtown San Francisco such as acupunture, dentistry, massage therapy, medical care, naturopathic, physical therapy, etc.

If you have a SINGLE FLAT RATE PLAN please indicate when scheduling if you want a BASIC or ROUTINE office visit so we can assign the correct amount of time for your evaluation and treatment.

We Can Only Provide A Level Of Service Equal To The Reimbursement. A Reduced Reimbursement Plan Will Receive A Reduced Service Time. This Is The Only Way We Can Remain In Network. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Downloadable New Patient Forms (pdf) below:

 

New Patient Form - 1

New Patient Form - 2

New Patient Form - 3

 

The DOWNFALL of U.S. Health Insurance video written and edited by Dr. Gregg Carb