Arizona Advanced Medicine Clinic
Alternative Treatment Options Aimed at Treating Your Specific Needs

Insurance Information

Get Comprehensive Care at Our Scottsdale Integrative Medical Center

At the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, our goal is to offer continuing, optimum patient care without having a patient's treatment dictated by a third party; hence, we do not accept payment from insurance companies. Instead, we prefer to have a direct relationship with our patients and to give them the opportunity to make the final decision as to which treatments are most beneficial for them or for their children.

Call (480) 418-0220 today to speak in detail to the staff at our Scottsdale integrative medical center.

Seeking Reimbursement

Filing claims with insurance companies is a full-time job that requires a substantial amount of knowledge which Insurance Coders go to school to learn.

Paying cash for services is easy and fast. You may be surprised to learn that it can also be much less expensive than having your insurance cover the costs. One of our patients recently paid a $600 co-pay for a necessary drug that would have only cost her between $150 and $250 had she paid cash for it. She did not, unfortunately, discover this information until after the fact. The Wall Street Journal posted an article describing many more similar stories.

The staff at our Scottsdale integrative medical center has not been trained for this purpose; however, we do our best to comply with insurance requirements so that you can get reimbursement.

To help you in your quest for reimbursement we will do the following:

  • Any requests for additional forms from your insurance company will gladly be accommodated for a fee. This includes records, reports, tests, etc.
  • To avoid multiple fees, we will give the copied information to you to submit to your insurance company (along with their letter of request). We HIGHLY recommend that you only send copies of the documents, never the originals.
  • For prior authorization calls, we are happy to make the calls. We will charge you the regular office visit rates for the time spent making the calls, as we are not infrequently on hold for up to 20 minutes before speaking with a live person. There are times when it may be preferable (and less expensive) simply to pay for the medications for which you insurance company requires prior authorization.
  • We can refer you to third party billers who will submit claims for you. These individuals have been trained by the insurance industry, and are familiar with all the ins and outs of billing and coding. They can help you, for a small fee, obtain maximum reimbursement for your medical expenses with us. We have no financial interest in their work. We simply want to help you get the best reimbursement possible from your insurance company, for your legitimate medical expenses.

Please note that we frequently receive letters from insurance companies requesting records or different diagnosis codes, different CPT codes and additional information. We will give this additional information to you to submit to your insurance company; however, we will not send the information directly to the insurance company.

We ask that all patients complete our patient registration form, and read and sign our financial policy, prior to seeing the doctor(s). Any payment by insurance should be sent directly to you, the patient. Call your insurance company to request claim forms to submit for reimbursement.

About Blood Work

Regarding blood work and insurance reimbursement there are two options:

  • The one-stick option: the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine can draw all the blood at once and send the tests to the appropriate labs for analysis. We can have the regular blood work billed to you directly by the lab (Sonora Quest) and then you may submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement, or contact Sonora Quest directly to give them your insurance information. Tests which are run in specialty labs will be charged to your account at the clinic, and you may request a HCFA form to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
  • The two-stick option: Dr. Grout can provide you with a LAB ORDER that you can take to the specific Lab, such as Sonora Quest or Theranos, and have them draw the regular blood work, and give them your insurance information up front. Please note that many commercial labs will only draw blood for test that they process (that is the first stick). Any other blood tests would then need to be drawn by your family doctor (if they are willing) or by the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine (that is the second stick).

Contact us today to learn more about how our integrative medical center in Scottsdale can help.

Recent Testimonials
From Our Previous Patients

  • Thankful!

    “I have a special reason this year [2012] to be grateful: today, the day before Thanksgiving, is my 12th birthday since the doctors told me in 2001 that I would most likely not celebrate another one. At the time of my diagnosis, giving thanks was the farthest thing from my mind. But I know now that I had every reason to be grateful.* My very advanced diagnosis let me decide that, if I was going to die, I would do so with as much grace, dignity, and quality of life as I could manage.* That meant I would make the decision to take the road less traveled and refuse the ‘standard of care’: surgery, high-dose chemo and radiation. It meant that I would look for things to clean and strengthen my body and immune system, that I would find ways to grow spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. The nine years prior to 2001, when I was dealing with chronic disease, gave me the tools to create my own healing platform. This healing platform of integrated tools and anti-cancer strategies kept me alive until I found IPT Targeted Low-Dose chemotherapy in 2002 and allowed me to literally watch the cancer leave my body.* Ultimately, it all meant that I would change my focus on life from what I could get from it to what I could give to it.* Best Answer for Cancer Foundation (BAFC) is the pathway that allows me to give back. I’m so thankful for the assistance and guidance that has helped make BAFC a thriving reality. I’m so grateful to the physician members of BAFC: to the doctors who have treated so many cancer patients, myself included. These wonderful physicians give selflessly of their time, their talent and – many times – of their own income to help people in need. They are truly incredible people, and I am honored to know them and call them my friends.* Every day, in every way, I am humbled by and thankful for the patients who come to us, who give us the chance to help them, who have the courage to walk the road less traveled of alternative and integrative medicine. They also remind me of the most powerful healing opportunity of my life and the wonderful road that resulted from it.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    Director of Best Answer for Cancer Foundation

  • Never in my life had I met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and thorough.

    “You so kindly took the time to talk with me about all of my concerns and you honestly left no stone unturned! Never in my life had I met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and thorough.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    L.S.

  • Doctors that listen and care!

    “I am a chronic Lyme patient and on a very long road to recovery. I have seen many doctors. I can't count the times I have felt like I was on the clock or get my 15 minutes of attention and then pushed out the door. At ACAM I never feel that way, for the first time I feel hope, understanding and compassion from Dr. Grout and her amazing staff!”

    Gary Kuhl

  • My life changed when I began treatment at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine.

    “I have suffered with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and Diabetes Type 2 for a number of years. As the MCS progressively worsened over the years, I was basically confined to my home. Certain activities of daily living became impossible or extremely difficult for me to do; shopping, pumping gas, traveling, attending religious services. I began to socialize less and less with friends and family, due to their homes or they themselves not being environmentally friendly. Their laundry detergent, perfumes, or deodorant would cause me to become very ill. My diabetes was also out of control, even with traditional prescription drugs including insulin. My life changed when I began treatment at the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine.* My diabetes is finally stable with the correct diet, supplements, and exercise regimen.* My MCS no longer has complete control over my life.* I still avoid chemical exposure as much as possible but with supplements and a personal air purifier I am now able to be more independent and enjoy a social life once again.* My quality of life has significantly improved only after 2 months of treatment!* I cannot thank them enough!* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    LB

  • The technicians made me feel so comfortable.

    “I wanted to let you know that I had a really good experience with the whole process of scheduling the thermos and with the test itself. I always god a callback whenever I left a message lll and they were always so professional and friendly. The staff was flexible with working to meet my scheduling needs. They sent me all of the paperwork and prep instructsion ahead of time. They also were patient with waiting for the script from my doctor’s office the day of. And what a great experience the Thermo was in contrast to Mammos I’ve had in the past. The technicians explained everything very well, made me feel comfortable, and even played music while I was adjusting to the room temperature. The test went so smoothly, and I am relieved to have the results back so quickly. It all just reinforced my decision to opt for a Thermo rather than a Memmo.”

    T.B.