Dr. Sandra Sessoms – Existing Patient

Dr. Sandra L. Sessoms - Established Patient

In order to have a better understanding of your medical problems, I am requesting that you answer the following questions. Your answers should be as complete as possible since insignificant details may be very important. All information will become part of your permanent record and will be held in confidence.
  • Provide this number if you wish requested information to be faxed to you.
  • We will only email medical documents you have specifically requested.
  • I understand that Texas Thyroid Institute does not accept insurance and will not bill my insurance company. I understand that my insurance information will be sent to the location of my test only with my permission. I understand that I am financially responsible for any balance.


    Here at Dr. Sessoms' office, the doctor and staff are pleased to provide you with the utmost quality care. We feel your understanding of our financial policy is important to our professional relationship. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding this financial policy.

    Dr. Sessoms is strictly a fee for service physician. We require full payment at the time of service. We will supply you with a copy of your itemized statement so that you may file for reimbursement with your insurance company. Should your insurance company require a more detailed description of service, please have them request it in writing. Insurance is a contact between you and your insurance company. We are not a party to your contract. We will not become involved in any disputes between you and your insurance company regarding "reasonable and customary" charges, non-covered charges, pre-existing conditions, or coordination of benefits other than to supply the factual information as necessary.


    Dr. Sessoms is not a participating provider with Medicare and has opted out of the Medicare Program. Since Dr. Sessoms has not contracted to accept assignment for Medicare insurance, and has opted out of Medicare, neither she nor I shall file any claims from this office with Medicare, or with any participating Medicare supplemental insurance program, for current or future medical care. I have been informed by Dr. Sessoms' office that I have the right to obtain Medicare covered items and services from a physician/practitioner who has not opted out of Medicare.

    Dr. Sessoms' current opted out status is valid July 1, 2011 until June 30, 2013 and will be renewed for two years (July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2015). At that time, Dr. Sessoms will file another two year renewal of the opted out status. For those not currently Medicare patients, note this waiver will become effective on the first day of your Medicare coverage.
  • Tricare/Champus Patients

    I, as a Tricare/Champus patient, am aware there is a 115% balance billing limitation for all medical charges. I understand that services rendered by Dr. Sessoms could exceed the 115% balance billing limitation. I am willing to waive my rights under the Tricare/Champus Department of Defense Appropriations Act and agree to be responsible for the difference between the billed charge and the Tricare Maximum Allowable Charge.


    All Patients: I choose for Dr. Sessoms to treat my medical conditions with the agreement that I am willing to pay for all my charges and will be fully responsible for my financial medical obligations with Dr. Sessoms, for all present and future care. Any questions I may have had were answered and explained to me in full. I have read and understand this document in its entirety and here by agree to the terms stated in the document.