Electronic Patient Forms
Please fill out your Patient Forms using a secure online portal. Sometimes, the page may take awhile to load. It is normal, please be patient.
There are 4 forms in total. After filling each form out, please sign it at the bottom and click OK.
- All treatment plans will be discussed in-person in the office, not by e-mail or by the phone.
- We will be happy to process insurance claims on your behalf and will do all in our capabilities to help you reduce your involvement with paperwork.
- Your insurance requires you to pay estimated portion on the day the procedure is done.
- The estimates are given based on the information the insurance made available to our insurance benefits coordinator. There is no guarantee that this information is complete or accurate as it is given to us by your insurance agent. Your final balance will depend on the final insurance payment which is decided arbitrary by your insurance using their internal guidelines.
- It is ultimately patient's responsibility to be familiar with policy provisions, amounts of personal and family level deductibles and annual maximums, keeping track of the benefits used, covered and non-covered procedures, exclusions and limitations of the policy, waiting periods, alternative benefits substitutions ("downgrades"), changes to the policy, effective dates, etc.
- The payments for accounts in good standing can be made in cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
- The checks returned by your bank for any reason are subject to $35 fee.
- Any balance expected but not received from your insurance with 30 days of filing the claim, becomes patient's responsibility and is due from the patient imediately. We will continue reasonable efforts to recover the payment from the isurance company. If such payment is received, the patient will be issued the refund.
- Any patient balance over 30 days is subject to 2% late fee.
- All patient balances over 60 days are forwarded to collections.
- If the account is refered to collection agency, the account is charged with all fees associated with collecting on such account (collections agency fees, attorny and court cost etc.)
Accepted forms of payment: Checks, Cash, Credit cards - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, CareCredit. Note, we may limit payment options based on the circumstances.
Lower payment options: we are happy to offer these options to help you afford the treatment you need.
- 10% Pre-payment discount. Applies to non-covered services.
Allows patient to reduce the actual amount spent. We are happy to offer this optioin because it is alowing us to reduce overhead associated with maintaining payment plan accounts.
- In-house payment plan. Applicable to some treatment plan options, but not for all of them.
It allows the patient to enjoy low monthly payments while the treatment is in progress. Please note, all in-house payment plans must be paid off prior to completion of financed treatment.
- Care Credit. Applies to any treatment plan options. Cannot be combined with pre-payment discount.
Find out immediately if you have been approved. Advantages of CareCredit include 0% interest financing, immediate access to treatment being financed, $0 downpayment, management through mobile app, current offers directly from the company etc. You can read more at https://www.carecredit.com/
Care Credit applications.
- Online. Apply Now
- By Phone.
Call 1-800-677-0718 (must be 21 and over)
Speak to a live agent if calling Mo-Fr 9AM-5PM EST or use automated phone system 24/7.
- Paper application.
Ask for an application at front desk.
Complete the application.
Return the completed application to the office for processing.
Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
- Dental Practice Covered by this Notice
This Notice describes the privacy practices of "Fairfax City Dentist, PLC" (“Dental Practice”). “We” and “our” means the Dental Practice. “You” and “your” means our patient.
- How to Contact Us/Our Privacy Official
If you have any questions or would like further information about this Notice, you can contact Fairfax City Dentist's Privacy Official at:
3929 Old Lee Hwy, 91-D
Fairfax, VA 22030
call us for our email address
- Our Promise to You and Our Legal Obligations
The privacy of your health information is important to us. We understand that your health information is personal and we are committed to protecting it. This Notice describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. Protected health information is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.
We are required by law to:
- Maintain the privacy of your protected health information;
- Give you this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to that information; and
- Abide by the terms of our Notice that is currently in effect.
This Notice was last revised on January 2nd, 2020.
The following examples describe different ways we may use or disclose your health information. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive. We are permitted by law to use and disclose your health information for the following purposes:
A. Common Uses and Disclosures
- Treatment. We may use your health information to provide you with dental treatment or services, such as cleaning or examining your teeth or performing dental procedures. We may disclose health information about you to dental specialists, physicians, or other health care professionals involved in your care.
- Payment. We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment from health plans and insurers for the care that we provide to you.
- Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose health information about you in connection with health care operations necessary to run our practice, including review of our treatment and services, training, evaluating the performance of our staff and health care professionals, quality assurance, financial or billing audits, legal matters, and business planning and development.
- Appointment Reminders. We may use or disclose your health information when contacting you to remind you of a dental appointment. We may contact you by using a postcard, letter, phone call, voice message, text or email.
- Treatment Alternatives and Health-Related Benefits and Services. We may use and disclose your health information to tell you about treatment options or alternatives or health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
- Disclosure to Family Members and Friends. We may disclose your health information to a family member or friend who is involved with your care or payment for your care if you do not object or, if you are not present, we believe it is in your best interest to do so.
- Disclosure to Business Associates. We may disclose your protected health information to our third-party service providers (called, “business associates”) that perform functions on our behalf or provide us with services if the information is necessary for such functions or services. For example, we may use a business associate to assist us in maintaining our practice management software. All of our business associates are obligated, under contract with us, to protect the privacy of your information and are not allowed to use or disclose any information other than as specified in our contract.
B. Less Common Uses and Disclosures
- Disclosures Required by Law. We may use or disclose patient health information to the extent we are required by law to do so. For example, we are required to disclose patient health information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services so that it can investigate complaints or determine our compliance with HIPAA.
- Public Health Activities. We may disclose patient health information for public health activities and purposes, which include: preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability; reporting births or deaths; reporting child abuse or neglect; reporting adverse reactions to medications or foods; reporting product defects; enabling product recalls; and notifying a person who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition.
- Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence. We may disclose health information to the appropriate government authority about a patient whom we believe is a victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence.
- Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose patient health information to a health oversight agency for activities necessary for the government to provide appropriate oversight of the health care system, certain government benefit programs, and compliance with certain civil rights laws.
- Lawsuits and Legal Actions. We may disclose patient health information in response to (i) a court or administrative order or (ii) a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process that is not ordered by a court if efforts have been made to notify the patient or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
- Law Enforcement Purposes. We may disclose your health information to a law enforcement official for a law enforcement purposes, such as to identify or locate a suspect, material witness or missing person or to alert law enforcement of a crime.
- Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors. We may disclose your health information to a coroner, medical examiner or funeral director to allow them to carry out their duties.
- Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation. We may use or disclose your health information to organ procurement organizations or others that obtain, bank or transplant cadaveric organs, eyes or tissue for donation and transplant.
- Research Purposes. We may use or disclose your information for research purposes pursuant to patient authorization waiver approval by an Institutional Review Board or Privacy Board.
- Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use or disclose your health information if we believe it is necessary to do so to prevent or lessen a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety.
- Specialized Government Functions. We may disclose your health information to the military (domestic or foreign) about its members or veterans, for national security and protective services for the President or other heads of state, to the government for security clearance reviews, and to a jail or prison about its inmates.
- Workers' Compensation. We may disclose your health information to comply with workers' compensation laws or similar programs that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.
- Right to Access and Review
You may request to access and review a copy of your health information. We may deny your request under certain circumstances. You will receive written notice of a denial and can appeal it. We will provide a copy of your health information in a format you request if it is readily producible. If not readily producible, we will provide it in a hard copy format or other format that is mutually agreeable. If your health information is included in an Electronic Health Record, you have the right to obtain a copy of it in an electronic format and to direct us to send it to the person or entity you designate in an electronic format. We may charge a reasonable fee to cover our cost to provide you with copies of your health information.
- Right to Amend
If you believe that your health information is incorrect or incomplete, you may request that we amend it. We may deny your request under certain circumstances. You will receive written notice of a denial and can file a statement of disagreement that will be included with your health information that you believe is incorrect or incomplete.
- Right to Restrict Use and Disclosure
You may request that we restrict uses of your health information to carry out treatment, payment, or health care operations or to your family member or friend involved in your care or the payment for your care. We may not (and are not required to) agree to your requested restrictions, with one exception: If you pay out of your pocket in full for a service you receive from us and you request that we not submit the claim for this service to your health insurer or health plan for reimbursement, we must honor that request.
- Right to Confidential Communications, Alternative Means and Locations
You may request to receive communications of health information by alternative means or at an alternative location. We will accommodate a request if it is reasonable and you indicate that communication by regular means could endanger you. When you submit a written request to the Privacy Official listed on the first page of this Notice, you need to provide an alternative method of contact or alternative address and indicate how payment for services will be handled.
- Right to an Accounting of Disclosures
You have a right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your health information for the six (6) years prior to the date that the accounting is requested except for disclosures to carry out treatment, payment, health care operations (and certain other exceptions as provided by HIPAA). The first accounting we provide in any 12-month period will be without charge to you. We may charge a reasonable fee to cover the cost for each subsequent request for an accounting within the same 12-month period. We will notify you in advance of this fee and you may choose to modify or withdraw your request at that time.
- Right to a Paper Copy of this Notice
You have the right to a paper copy of this Notice. You may ask us to give you a paper copy of the Notice at any time (even if you have agreed to receive the Notice electronically). To obtain a paper copy, ask the Privacy Official.
- Right to Receive Notification of a Security Breach
We are required by law to notify you if the privacy or security of your health information has been breached. The notification will occur by first class mail within sixty (60) days of the event. A breach occurs when there has been an unauthorized use or disclosure under HIPAA that compromises the privacy or security of your health information.
The breach notification will contain the following information: (1) a brief description of what happened, including the date of the breach and the date of the discovery of the breach; (2) the steps you should take to protect yourself from potential harm resulting from the breach; and (3) a brief description of what we are doing to investigate the breach, mitigate losses, and to protect against further breaches.
Printed copies of this document are considered uncontrolled.
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices "Fairfax City Dentist"3929 Old Lee Hwy, 91-DFairfax,VA 22030
Transfer of Medical Records
When your medical records need to be transferred to another dentist, please complete the following:
- Fill the Record release form online or in person.
- Record transfer fee is $30. The payment is required prior to records transfer request being processed.
- Please allow 48 business hours after the above conditions are met.