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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: SusanG on October 06, 2011, 03:31:58 PM

Title: Sterilization consents
Post by: SusanG on October 06, 2011, 03:31:58 PM
For patients that have Medicaid the waiting period is 30 days from the counseling;
Is there a waiting period for cash patients and commerical insurance? And can we use the State consent for commerical and cash patients?
Title: Re: Sterilization consents
Post by: Michele on October 06, 2011, 07:46:11 PM
Each state has it's own laws and each insurance carrier may also have rules as well.  There is no set answer.  The office should have a policy that it follows and also verify coverage with insurance carriers to make sure that policy complies.  Without seeing the state consent it is hard to say but I would think you could alter the state consent to be useful for commercial and cash patients.  (This is not legal advice.  You need to make sure any final documents are verified by your legal counsel.)