Patient Responsibilities

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In addition, this facility’s patients have an obligation to conduct themselves appropriately and provide sufficient information to the facility’s staff to facilitate their own care. Accordingly, this facility also adopts a statement of PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. The patient is responsible for informing the surgery center staff of any changes in their health status that could affect their treatment.
  2. The patient is responsible for adhering to the prescribed treatment plan and/or advising the surgery center staff of any intention/desire not to adhere to the prescribed treatment plan.
  3. The patient is responsible for asking questions and seeking clarification regarding areas of concern.
  4. The patient is responsible for completing any health status questionnaires requested by the surgery center. The patient will supply current and accurate information about allergies, and a complete list of medications and supplements taken and dosages.
  5. The patient is responsible for acting in a considerate and respectful manner with other patients and facility staff.
  6. The patient is responsible for informing the facility of the existence of an advance directive, living will, medical power of attorney, if the directive would influence care decisions.
  7. The patient is responsible for keeping scheduled appointments. Patients are responsible for ensuring that they are accompanied by a responsible adult at discharge, unless exempted by the surgeon, who will accompany the patient from this facility, and who will stay with the patient for 24 hours after surgery if that is required by the patient’s physician.
  8. The patient is responsible for notifying the surgery center in the event they are unable to keep an appointment.
  9. The patient is responsible for reading information provided by health center staff, following the instructions contained in the written materials, and completing quality of care questionnaires.
  10. The patient is responsible for providing complete and accurate insurance verification information on all possible insurance payers, and when deductibles and co-pay amounts are due, for paying those fees and charges associated with surgery center services. Self-pay patients are responsible for payments as agreed upon before surgery.