Frequently Asked Questions

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Does the Zanjabee Integrative Medicine and Primary Care accept insurance ?
  • Dr. Ali accepts most insurance plans for Primary Care services.
  • For Integrative Medicine Consults, the following are good guidelines:
    • Most PPOs will pay for Integrative Medicine consults.
    • If you have an HMO, you can ask your PCP to give you a referral to see Dr. Ali for integrative medicine. We suggest you ask for 6 visits for the condition you want to see Dr Ali for. HMOs will pay for those pre-approved visits.
    • If you do not have a PPO or an approved referral from your PCP, Zanjabee has payment plans that can still allow you to seek the care you need. Please ask front desk for details.
Can I get reimbursed for services provided at Zanjabee ?
Many insurances may reimburse your for out-of-pocket expenses at Zanjabee. We are more than happy to provide you with a super bill that you can send your insurance company to be reimbursed. Please call your insurance company and ask them if the service you are interested in is covered or not.
How can I get reimbursed from my insurance company for covered services ?
When you come in for your appointment, the front desk staff will provide you with a copy of your encounter form after you have paid for services. Let them know you are going to file for reimbursement with your insurance company so that they can ensure all the required diagnoses codes are designated. It will be necessary to pay for services at the time of your visit even if you intend to file a claim on your own with your insurance company.
What about Health Savings Accounts (HSA) & Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) ?
Generally the services provided by Zanjabee practitioners are payable from your HSA or FSA accounts. To be certain, however, please check with the plan administrator at your place of employment. FSA will usually cover the costs of prescribed supplements.
What about Medicare and Medicaid ?
Dr. Ali accepts Medicare payment for those Primary Care services covered by Medicare. Any co-payments or deductibles must be paid by the patient. Payment for those services not covered by Medicare is required at the time of service. We accept check, cash, Visa, or Master Card. Please bring your Medicare card with you on the day of your appointment. Dr. Ali also accepts Network Health (a Medicaid product) for Primary Care services. Please note that Dr. Ali does not accept Medicare or Medicaid for Integrative Medicine consults.
What methods of payment are accepted ?
For Primary Care Co-pay or Deductible is expected at the time of the appointment. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa and Master Card.
Isn’t paying out-of-pocket too expensive ?
Dr. Ali accepts insurance for Primary Care – traditional western medicine care. For Integrative Medicine, when you are used to sporadic $20-$30 co-pay, paying directly for care can be an adjustment. We encourage all patients to investigate, in advance, what their deductible and reimbursement rates are. Our patients tell us the cost is worth the value of care they receive at Zanjabee. Investing in your health pays huge dividends. Here are some figures that may interest you.

Invest Gain
$1 in your health At Least $10 over next 5 years
1 hour in exercise 4 hours in additional productive life
In living mindfully Priceless Peace of Mind