Your treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we will inform you of all costs before treatment is administered if you would like this information. Charges are payable at the time of treatment. This includes your office visit co-pay and deductible, when applicable. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
If special arrangements are needed, please talk to our office manager prior to receiving service. We can arrange monthly payments on a case-by-case basis. A down payment is required for patients without insurance coverage.
Additionally, we will submit all insurance claims for you. We will fully attempt to help you receive full insurance benefits; however, you are personally responsible for your account, and we encourage you to contact us if your policy has not paid within 30 days.
We do not participate in every insurance network. It is YOUR responsibility to determine whether we are in your network, and usually a call to your insurance company or a check of your insurance company’s web site will allow you to find out. We do file insurance claims for office and hospital encounters with the understanding that the ultimate responsibility for the bill lies with the patient and/or patient’s family, and not with the insurance company. If, after your insurance has paid, you are left with a balance, we will bill you for it. We will bill you twice without any additional billing costs.
Additional Billing Notes for Surgical Patients: Follow-up care after surgery is provided according to insurance guidelines. Should the complexity of your operation require a second surgeon, our doctors will select another highly qualified individual as an assistant. You will be billed separately for an assistant’s fee, and most insurance carriers provide coverage for this service. Likewise, any procedures performed in the hospital will incur charges related to the hospital-such as laboratory, pathology, and anesthesiology- and will be billed separately.
Please note that if you cancel your surgery or colonoscopy less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time, you will have to pay a $100 fee. This is only a fraction of the cost to reschedule and the lost revenue by not having time to schedule someone else at that time.