Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Aion Health Clinic and Dr. Jason Rashkin. Please contact us if you have further questions. 

In two decades of practice as a cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Jason Rashkin frequently saw patients whose heart disease had progressed very far. In many cases in these situations, we can only offer therapies that extend life, but do not necessarily improve it.  Yet Dr. Rashkin has always thought, “What if I were to have seen this patient 10 years ago to diagnose and treat the problems before they happen?” He decided to follow through with that, and now offers care that is aimed at preventing heart disease.

As logical as this may seem, this focus is rarely seen because physicians do not have the time or incentives to practice this way. There are cases where weight is the most significant challenge, and we offer lifestyle change and nutritional recommendations, data driven tracking, and medication to assist with this.   

Aion Health cannot accept Medicare or TRICARE patients at this time, but may do so in the future.

Aion Health and Dr. Rashkin do not participate with any private insurance plans or HMOs, so you will have to pay out-of-pocket for the health care services you receive from Aion Health. 

However, depending upon your insurance plan, it may reimburse you for some of Aion Health’s services at your plan’s out-of-network reimbursement rates if your insurance plan covers the services. Aion Health can provide you with invoices at the time of service, which you may be able to submit to your private insurance (but likely not to any HMO) to seek out-of-network reimbursement. Each insurance plan may approach this issue differently, so if you have more specific questions, you should contact your insurance company representative. 

Yes; however, it is important to understand that Aion Health and Dr. Rashkin do not participate with any HMOs. If your HMO requires prior authorization for referrals and labs, Dr. Rashkin will not be able to perform that role. Also, Aion Health will not submit any claims to your HMO and you are likely not permitted to submit claims to your HMO for payment for any services provided by Aion Health. You should contact your HMO representative to get the details before attempting to submit any claims.

That depends upon whether your insurance plan covers the services provided by Aion Health. Each insurance plan may approach this issue differently, so if you have more specific questions, you should contact your insurance company representative. Aion Health can provide you with invoices at the time of service which you may be able to submit to your private insurance (but likely not to any HMO) to seek out of network reimbursement.  Again, different insurers approach this differently, so check with your plan.

Not at all! We gladly welcome everyone, regardless of insurance status (except Medicare and TRICARE patients).

Yes, we are, but it is helpful to have the first consultation be in person. Building a rapport and the benefit of physical exam are an important part of designing a treatment plan.

In many cases, you may be able to use such funds to pay for all or a portion of the fees charged by Aion Health, but policies differ from plan to plan, so please check with your plan administrator.  

Unless you are with an HMO or other insurance plan that requires a referral from an “in-plan” physician, your insurance plan should cover tests ordered by Dr. Rashkin on the same basis that it covers tests ordered by any of your other physicians. However, there will be times when your insurer may determine that a particular lab test is not medically indicated and will not pay for the tests, in which case you will have to pay the lab directly for those tests.   

No, you only pay once on the day of your appointment. For all office-based encounters, payments will be collected at the time of service.

We will not send additional surprise bills in the mail. With our transparent pricing, you’ll know exactly what will be owed before you commit to your treatment plan.  

Absolutely! We will readily send all medical notes and cardiovascular test results to any medical provider of your choosing. We will fax or email your records (via HIPPA-compliant, encrypted email).

Protecting your medical privacy is a top priority. Please see the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices you receive for complete details.

If you believe that you’re experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest ER. Since we are a non-emergency facility, we only see patients during normal business hours for non-emergency needs.

It is often difficult to adequately evaluate symptoms over the phone, especially as there are times where timely testing for proper diagnosis is often required.

As such, all after-hours symptoms that significantly concern the patient should be evaluated at the nearest emergency facility.

There are diets that have reasonable evidence to suggest benefit in patients, but people can have very different responses to certain foods.  This is why it is recommended that we use data to help in coming up with the ideal way of eating.