METROPLEX PULMONARY & SLEEP CENTER, P.A
4833 Medical Center Drive, Suite 6B McKinney, Texas 75069
Phone: 972- 838-1892 Fax: 972-838-1896 or 972-954-6030
You can request your medical records to be mailed to your house. We will send those to you by USPS Certified mail
and with signature confirmation. However, you must send us a written and signed request if you wish to receive
your medical records via email.
Who do you authorize to talk to us on your behalf in your absence?
I request that payment of authorized insurance benefits be made on my behalf to Metroplex Pulmonary and Sleep
Center for any services furnished by the provider. I authorize any holder of medical information about me to release
to the Health Care Financing Administration, and its agents any information needed to determine these benefits or
the benefits payable for related services. I understand my signature requests that payment be made and authorizes
release of medical information necessary to pay the claim. If "other health insurance" is indicated in item 9 of the
HCFA-1500 form, or elsewhere on other approved claim forms or electronically submitted claims, my signature
authorizes releasing of the information to the insurer or agency shown.
I acknowledge that Metroplex Pulmonary and Sleep Center provided me with a written copy its
Notice of Privacy Practices.
I also acknowledge that I have been afforded the opportunity to read the Notice of Privacy Practices
and ask questions.
Sleep and breathing disorders are extremely common in this country and affect daytime
wakefulness to different degree in each person. Obviously, each person must use his or her best
judgement to be safe during operating heavy machinery, behind the wheel or working at heights.
Furthermore, you should also be aware that sleep medications may cause daytime drowsiness as
well. Therefore, you should not expose yourself to others to avoid possible harm due to potential
For your protection we require that you have received this notice. Therefore, please sign below.
It is necessary for our office to enact the following policies effective January of each year due to the
increase in high deductibles, co-insurance portions, co-payments of insurance companies’ pending claims and withholding
payments. Please feel free to ask for clarification if necessary.
Your office visit, PFT Pulmonary Function (breathing) Test, sleep study take home device,
Labs (orders sent out), CPAP, or CPAP Supplies and Spirometry might not be paid by your insurance.
I hereby give authorization to Dr. Shahrukh Kureishy/Dr. Ferzana Mir and their staff to provide medical treatment. I understand
that no guarantees have been made with regards to treatment success, and that there may be complications associated with the
condition or with its proposed treatment. By signing below you are agreeing to pay for these services yourself, even if those are
determined by your insurance as not to be “medically necessary.”
We ask for your insurance information when we schedule your first appointment, and we make every effort to verify your
benefits for procedures that are common in our practice. While we do our best to verify that our doctors are contracted and in
network with your insurance plan, it is ultimately your responsibility that this is the case. Based upon information provided to us
by your insurance company we will expect payment according to the benefits quoted. Your copayment, co-insurance or
deductible per your insurance company, and as indicated on most insurance cards will be collected before seeing the doctor. We
will then file your office visit superbill with your insurance company. However, you will be responsible for your portion after
your insurance pays, and as it indicates on your EOB. Also, we will not be held responsible if you or your accompanied person/s
falls and injures in or outside our office. Any outstanding balance will be due and payable upon receipt of the statement.
Many insurance plans have a requirement that patients must provide additional information to them before they will pay your
claim. When this is the case, your insurance company will inform us that they have “pended” your claim for additional
information. If that happens, the full balance due on your visit becomes your responsibility. Once an insurance company “pends”
a claim, there is nothing that our office can do to get the claim paid. It is completely your responsibility to contact your insurance
company to provide them the needed information so your insurance company pays the claim within 30 days. Additionally, you
must notify us at the time of service if your insurance plan, group, or policy number changes so we can file your claim precisely.
Visits that have been filed by us in a timely manner but denied by your insurance after 60 days will
become your responsibility. Please remember that our office files to your insurance as a courtesy to
you. It is important to remember that your insurance policy is a contract between you and the
I also understand that failure to appear on scheduled follow up or new patient visit appointment may result in a delay in the
diagnosis, and treatment of a potentially serious condition. We call in advance to remind an upcoming appointment, and/or
reschedule if the appointment cannot be kept. However, we will not be held responsible for complications arising from missed
appointments due to the patient’s noncompliance.
We reserve the right to charge $35 for missed appointment and no show not given (24 hours’ notice
by the patient.) Returned checks for insufficient funds will be subjected to $35 fees as well.
Payment is expected at the time of service.
Shahrukh A. Kureishy M.D
Metroplex Pulmonary & Sleep Center
4833 Medical Center Drive-6B
McKinney, TX 75069
Developed for Texas Health & Safety $ Code 181.154(d)
effective June 2013
Please read this entire form before signing and complete all the sections that apply to your decisions relating to the disclosure of protected health information. Covered entities as that term is defined by HIPAA and Texas Health & Safety Code $ 181.001 must obtain a signed authorization from the individual or the individual's legally authorized representative to electronically disclose that individual's protected health information. Authorization is not required for disclosures related to treatment, payment, health care operations, performing certain insurance functions, or as may be otherwise authorized by law. Covered entities may use this form or any other form that compiles with HIPAA, the Texas Medical Privacy Act, and other applicable laws. Individuals cannot be denied treatment based on a failure to sign this authorization form, and a refusal to sign this form will not affect the payment, enrollment, or eligibility for benefits.
RIGHT TO REVOKE: I understand that I can withdraw my permission at any time by giving written notice stating my intent to revoke this authorization to the person or organization named under "WHO CAN RECEIVE AND USE THE HEALTH INFORMATION". I understand that prior actions taken in reliance on this authorization by entities that had permission to access my health information will not be affected
SIGNATURE AUTHRIZATION: I have read this form and agree to the uses and disclosure of the information as described. I understand that refusing to sign this form does not stop disclosure of health information that has occured prior to revocation or that is otherwise permitted by law without my specific authorization or permission, including disclosures to covered entities as provided by Texas Health & Safety Code $ 181.154(c) and/or 181.154(c) and/or 45 C.F.R $ 164.502(a)(1). I understand that information disclosed pursuant to this authorization may be subject to re-disclosure by the recipient and may no longer be protected by federal or state privacy laws.
A minor individual's signature is required for the release of certain types of information, including for example, the release of information related to certain types of reproductive care, sexually transmitted diseases, and drug, alcohol or substance abuse, and mental health treatment (See, e.g., Tex. Fam. Code $ 32.003).
Current Medications: Please list all medications you are currently taking. We can also make a copy of your
medication list if you have it with you.
PRINT IN CAPITAL LETTERS-STAY WITHIN THE BOX
Epworth Sleepiness Scale: How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to mark the most appropriate box for each situation. (M.W. Johns, Sleep 1991)
0 = would never doze 1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate change of dozing 3 = high chance of dozing