"Empowering You to Control Your Health"
Teresa Marshall, ARNP
Hope Family Medicine
HOPE FAMILY MEDICINE IS SORRY TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE CLOSED OUR DOORS PERMANENTLY
The closure is due to low insurance reimbursement rates and difficulties in collecting on outstanding patient bills.
The affordable health care act and has made it nearly impossible to keep a private practice doors open. Unfortunately, patients will no longer have the ability to choose a provider that will take time to hear their concerns or take time to get to know them. The only way a provider can survive in today's insurance market is to join a huge organization that looks for high productivity. High productivity means you get approximately 5-10 minutes of the providers time and no more.
If you don't like health care delivered this way, please contact your representatives and tell them you are tired of health care that is not only not affordable but does not give you the best care. The affordable health care act gave different citizens health insurance but as you may have found does not guarantee health care. Try to get an appointment with one of these large organizations and see how long it takes, or worse yet they will tell you they don't take your state funded health insurance. The reason they don't is the state funded health insurance only pays 28% of what is charged and many times denies paying at all. They limit a provider to 180 days to bill after they have seen you, but the insurance company will come back three years later and take back what they paid, claiming that they decided (three years later) that they should not have paid for the service you provided. Just like you, providers cannot afford to give away their services.
Make your voice known so that we can return to the model that your health care provider takes the time to hear what you concerns are and get to know who you are mind, body and soul.
Thank you for eight wonderful years as your health care providers
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Hope Family Medicine, P O Box 2058, Orting, WA 98360