bill slaughter md

Integrative, holistic support for
development and health of the adult psyche

Practice logistics background

The logistics of healthcare can be tremendously complex. My goal at the Hancock St. office is to meet with people in a simple office setting, with a personal feel different from clinic, hospital or home encouters. Working alone in this way at the Hancock St. office, I don't have a staff to help with logistical complexities. Clinics have staffs devoted to phone and paperwork details (insurance and pharmacy requirements can be tremendously time-consuming). I use a billing company, which is quite helpful with many details. I also ask folks I meet with to themselves help sometimes with clarifying/attending to logistical details, if those are critical to allow us to meet. Thanks in advance for your understanding and assistance; please of course go over any questions with me, insurance and pharmacies, the billing company, etc. This cooperation allows this independent and personal sort of setting to continue; understandably, some people prefer other settings and arrangements instead. Do what you can to support more humane, accessible healthcare, in the US and globally.

First visit paperwork specifics:

If we've set a time by phone for a first face-to-face meeting, please look over the three "first visit paperwork" documents here. You must provide two of them, filled out, at the first visit. The three pieces of paperwork here are:

  1. Healthcare background form--This must be printed, filled out (as far as you can--we'll discuss questions and details when we talk)and brought to our first meeting.
  2. One "hat I wear" is that of a physician; of course to think and help most comprehensively, it's important to understand each of us holistically. Sometimes there are general medical questions or issues which might be more of an influence on psycho-emotional experiences than one might think; also for insurance use, this documentation is needed. We of course go over specifics when we talk.

  3. Privacy and Fees statement.
  4. You may print this if like for your records, or simply take a look on-line. Part of the "Agreement" form (next) is noting that you've looked these over and gone over any questions with me (when we first meet, or certainly call me to discuss prior if that seems critical).

  5. Contact etc Agreement--This must printed, filled out.(As far as you can--we'll discuss questions and details when we talk) and brought to our first meeting.
  6. This gives your contact info and details about the parameters of us meeting.

  7. **Paper front and back photocopies of health insurance card(s) photocopy--To our first meeting, you must please bring A PHOTOCOPY I CAN KEEP OF BOTH SIDES--FRONT AND BACK--OF ONE OR MORE INSURANCE CARDS**
  8. Photocopy of BOTH SIDES of your insurance card--and of any card(s) of any secondary or additional health insurances currently applicable--please bring to our first meeting, along with the Healthcare background and Contact etc Agreement forms as above.

    Delaying healthcare billing much beyond the first visit causes for payment denial, so please bring the two printed/completed forms and the insurance card front/back copies! Thanks very much!