When you check in for your appointment at Austin Perinatal Associates, we ask that you bring a few items with you in order to expedite the process.
- Request for Services – this form may have been given to you by your obstetric-care provider or it may have been sent by fax prior to your appointment.
- Valid insurance card or current month’s active Medicaid card.
- A photo identification card (driver’s license or passport).
- For those on new 2014 Healthcare Exchange Policies, please bring proof of payment of current month’s premiums (cancelled check or bank statement).
- Lists of any medications and medication allergies.
- A list of questions for Dr. Berry or his staff.
The Request for Services will identify which type of service is needed in order to insure that the correct time and appointment are arranged. A valid insurance or current Medicaid card is imperative if you request that we bill your insurance. Without a valid card and proof of identification, services must be paid in full prior to the time of service. Beginning on January 1, 2014, we must have proof of current month’s payment for your new Healthcare Exchange insurance. Without proof of premium payment, there is no way to pre-verify your eligibility for benefits and full payment will be due at the time of service. Medications and allergies are needed to integrate your needs with your treatment plan. Patients frequently forget some of the important questions that they need to have answered. Dr. Berry invites you to ask any and all questions during your appointment. It is the philosophy of Austin Perinatal Associates that, “If you aren’t satisfied, we did not do our job properly.”
We ask that you arrive within 15 minutes of your first appointed time. Due to the specialty nature of our medical practice, some patients have waited days or weeks for an appointment. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, please call our office to see if different arrangements need to be made to accommodate you and our other patients. Patients arriving significantly later than their appointed time may be asked to re-schedule.