Thank you for choosing Jackson Heart Clinic for your heart-related needs. Please allow us to make you aware of a few of our policies and practices so that we might serve you better.
We are a cardiology subspecialty clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the heart and vascular systems. Issues regarding your general medical care not related to your cardiology diagnosis should be addressed by your primary care provider.
Appointments are scheduled during regular office hours. Please make sure you arrive at your scheduled appointment time. We have found that this provides the most convenient and best service for you. Unfortunately, unexpected emergencies can occur which occasionally cause delays in our schedule.
Please bring your current medications with you at the time of your appointment. This will assist us as we provide your medical care.
Since new patient appointments generally require more time than established patients, new patients should arrive 15 minutes early for their first appointment. Obtaining patient information, medical history, and the other pertinent information can be time-consuming. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Please make every effort to keep your scheduled appointment. Due to our patient volume, a missed appointment will be rescheduled for the next available date which may be several months away.
If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please call our office as soon as possible to cancel and reschedule another one. When you notify us it gives us the opportunity to use the time for another patient who may need it.
We welcome and encourage you to call our clinic if you have a question. Please make non-emergency calls between 8am and 4:30pm Monday - Thursday or 8am and 3pm on Fridays When you call our clinic the switchboard operator will ask you a few questions so that we will know how to direct your call. Clinical questions will be directed to clinical staff. Phone calls will be returned as promptly as possible. Since the nurse may be busy assisting other patients and will have to consult with the provider, please allow the nurse sufficient time to return your call.
You will be notified by telephone or mail concerning the results of your test and/or other diagnostic studies performed. If you receive only a diagnostic test, your referring physician will be notified of the results.
Please contact your pharmacy or use our patient portal when you need a refill on a prescription that was prescribed by our providers. Please request your refill prescription before you are completely out of your medication. Please note that some prescriptions cannot be refilled without a scheduled office visit.
There are basic fees for each visit and for additional treatment procedures. You will be financially responsible for the medical care received. Charges for services will be submitted to your insurance company; we will file your insurance for you. A billing statement will be mailed to you monthly showing your balance due. If you are insured by one of the PPOs to which we belong, you will be asked to pay any applicable copay at the time of your visit.
We accept Medicare, Medicaid (Mississippi), Blue Cross of Mississippi, Mississippi Physician Care Network, Mississippi Health Partners, and United Healthcare. You must bring your insurance card with you in order for us to file your claim. Your insurance contract is between you and the insurance company or government agency. You should be aware of any policy restrictions with your insurance company. You are responsible for any amount not covered by your plan. If you change insurance companies, please let us know. Telephone inquiries regarding your financial account should be directed to the Billing Department at (601) 982-7850.
For your convenience, we have established VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover systems for the payment of services. We also honor bank debit cards. If you need to make payment arrangements, you may discuss this with a representative in our office.
Should you have financial problems that result in a payment delay, please contact us. We won’t know you are having problems unless you tell us. We will make every effort to work out an acceptable payment plan to enable you to take care of your obligation. If all efforts fail, referral of your account to a collection agency may be necessary.
Please note that you may receive a separate bill from the various providers who render services to you, including the physician, the hospital, and/or the radiologist.
AHS (Advanced Health Systems) State of MS – BCBS
All Well – This is a Medicare HMO plan.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Plans
Choice Care Network
CIGNA – repriced thru MHP
CIGNA – Healthsprings
GEHA – UHC integrated services
Humana (Medicare Advantage)
Magnolia Health Plan (MS CAN) – This is a Medicaid HMO plan.
MHC (MS Health Connections)
MHP (MS Health Partners)
MPCN (MS Physicians Care Network)
PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems)
UFCWU (United Food and Commercial Workers Union)
UHC (United Healthcare)
UHC – MS CAN
Vantage Health Plans
VA – authorizations required
Magnolia Medicare Advantage Plan
Multiplan – only if through MHP
Shared Health of Mississippi
Your medical records are confidential. Protecting patient privacy is important to us. We will maintain safeguards to protect our patient’s information. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices for more information.
You can download and print our Authorization to Release/Disclose Medical Records Form.