PLEASE NOTE:

On February 4, 2014

Greater Washington Orthopedic Group is transitioning to a new Practice Management System, to insure that you get the best care possible. We are currently entering all information into the new system and maintaining the old Practice Management System at the same time. Therefore, our staff may take a little longer to schedule appointments, enter new patients and process requests.


 

PLEASE BEAR WITH US DURING THIS TRANSITION

 

You may be asking, how will this affect my statements? Patients who were treated prior to February will continue to receive statements that are printed from our old system until all of the charges are satisfied. Patients who were treated after February will receive statements from our new system. Unfortunately, this means that patients who were treated in both time periods will receive statements from both systems until the prospective charges are satisfied.
 

 

All of our offices are open Monday through Friday, and the phones in our offices open at 8:30 a.m. If you feel you have an urgent problem which needs to be seen that day, please call early in the morning so that an appointment can be scheduled.

Other appointments will be scheduled as soon as possible. New patients who have had recent x-rays and MRI's should bring them for their first appointment. To make an appointment, please contact us at:

Office Phone Number: 301-589-3324

It is the policy of The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, to follow Federal Red Flag Rules and all Federal and State reporting requirements regarding possible identity theft. As such, GWOG requires that all patients present a valid Federal or State photo identification card and a current health insurance identification card, as proof of identity. Without these documents, we are unable to extend credit, defer payments, submit claims to health insurance carriers or release medical records. Failure to provide requested proof of ID will result in the postponement of appointments until the necessary documents become available. Cooperation with these Federal and State laws is appreciated.

The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group is always welcoming new patients with orthopaedic problems.

Medical Records
Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA complies with HIPAA privacy standards, and will treat your medical records confidentially, consistent with our Notice of Privacy Practices. Your medical records remain confidential and will not be released to anyone without your written consent. To expedite your request, you may print and complete the AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM, and return it via fax to (301) 681-7575.  Please be sure to sign and date the form.  You should receive a copy of the requested information in 5-7 business days. forward your medical records. If you need to speak with someone regarding a request that has already been submitted you may contact HealthPort at  (800) 367-1500.

Please read and fill out our Medical forms, by clicking on the links below, and bring them with you when you come to our office for your appointment. You may also read our Notice of Privacy Practices, by clicking on the third link.

 

GWOG Patient Forms:

GWOG Insurance Information

We are happy to assist you when filling out your insurance forms. If you wish to have a report sent to your personal physician, please let us know. Many insurance policies do not cover the full cost of your care, and you may be responsible for full payment. If you have questions regarding the cost of your care, please call our Silver Spring Office.

Questions about insurance coverage?

Insurance Providers - Please click here for a pop-up window of insurance providers that GWOG participates with.

Please feel free to call us if you have any other questions. We are always available for true emergencies. We can be reached at: 301.589.3324, 24 hours a day. Our office begins to answer the phone at 8:30 A.M. If you are calling for a prescription renewal, please have the telephone number of your pharmacy available (and please call during office hours only). The business office can be reached at: 301.589.3324.

Our Practice Administrator, M. Cristina Echegoyen, CMPE may also be contacted at: 301.589.3324

Insurance companies that GWOG participates with:
 
AARP Health Payers USA
ACEC/ Healthplan Services Healthcare Networks of America
Adventist Health Net Healthnet Federal Services (Tricare-Reg.1)
AETNA Informed, LLC.
America's Choice John Hopkins Uniformed Family
American Administrative Group Kaiser Permanente Choice
Assurant Health Kanawha Healthcare Solutions
BCBS-CHOICE (XIC) Lumenos
Blue Cross Blue Shield MD (XWI, MTG, XW) Mamsi Life & Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia - Anthem Medicare Secondary
Beechstreet/Capp Care (Mega Life) Mega Life and Health Insurance Company
CareFirst (XIA, R, XIP, and all others) Mutual of Omaha
Champ Va NALC
Children's Healthplan CBSA NALC Health Plan
Cigna NCAS
Colonial Healtcare, Inc NGS Trinity Health
Coresource One Health/Great West
Coventry Healthcare Management Corp. ONENET (formerly Alliance)
Definity Healt (NHAP) Pacificare
Deseret Mutual Principal Life Insurance
Employee Health Plan/MPA Private Healthcare Systems
Erin Group Administrators Railroad Medicare
FELRA Highmark Medicare
First Health Tricare for Life
Fiserv Health Tricare-North (John Hopkins-USFHP)
GEHA UFCW
Golden Rule Unicare
Great West United American Insurance Company
Group Benefit Services United Healthcare-Choice
Guardian United Healthcare-SELECT
Health Link United Medical Resources