Billing & Insurance
About Your Bill
Our business office staff will call your insurance company prior to surgery and verify the information you've provided and your medical benefits for our facility charges. We will need to secure any information regarding co-payments, co-insurance and/or deductible amounts that will be your responsibility. Payments that you are responsible for are expected in full prior to your surgery date or at the time or when you register. Please bear in mind, information provided prior to your visit is only an estimate based on the information provided by your surgeon and insurance company.
Our facility practices Global Billing. This means that the bill sent to your insurance covers your preoperative evaluation, a majority of supplies and medications, equipment, personnel and use of the operating and recovery rooms. Should the final patient responsibility assigned by your insurance carrier be more than the pre-surgery estimate, you will receive a statement from the facility for the difference. Should your pre-surgery estimate have been higher than the final patient responsibility assigned by your insurance carrier, we will issue a refund. A full account ledger can be provided after your procedure at no additional charge.
If you do not have insurance or if your insurance does not cover the procedure to be performed, please make arrangements to pay the surgery center's facility fee prior to your date of service, or at time of registration unless prior financial arrangements have been made with our business office.
Payment Options Available
For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Additional Service Fees Billed Separately
In addition to the bill for the facility fee, you will receive separate bills for the following services:
- Your physician or surgeon
- Anesthesia, if you received general anesthesia or it was necessary for an anesthesiologist to be available for your procedure
- Laboratory tests, if they were required by your physician or radiology imaging before or during your surgery
- Pathology, if tissues or specimens were removed during surgery
Any questions regarding these services should be directed to their respective billing offices.
Our business office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage or billing procedures.