She had just a couple of sessions I believe. Now, afterward, they want her to sign the consent, the HIPAA, and financial responsibility because it should have been done before treatment. I have seen no records for this.
Normally I think a provider would apply for the insurance no later than the first session to verify it is covered. I am not comfortable signing her up now (As POA the wording on the forms is inappropriate for me to sign). There is even a form agreeing to phone calls to your cell phone, I assume for marketing.
My state is NC. While I do not have a problem with insurance/Medicare covering a couple of sessions, I do not know how many sessions there were. If insurance does not cover them retroactively, she would have to pay for something she does not want. Mother was verbally guaranteed it would not cost before I was involved.
What is the best course from a legal standpoint? I really don't want to cloud my dealings simply with what I think is right or just, but what is the best course for everyone from a legal viewpoint. Again, I am in NC.