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Insurance and Payments

 

Insurance and Payments

We will bill your insurance company for you, but to do so, we require your complete insurance information at your first visit. Should your insurance company change, please notify our office immediately.

We accept all forms of insurance and are “In-network” with most insurance companies. However, private insurance companies change coverage and products periodically, so it is always best for you to check your own specific plan before you make an appointment. Insurance plans and plan networks change very frequently, so please verify before your appointment.

Other out-of-network insurance plans may be accepted.

Insurance & Billing

As a new patient you will meet with our Patient Account Representatives and complete a patient information form and verify your insurance information. Please bring your insurance identification card(s) with you. A photocopy will be placed in your billing file. If you are covered by more than one insurance company, please let us know which company is the primary carrier. This will help to avoid any delays in receiving benefits. If there is any change in your health coverage, please contact the office to update your records.

We participate with most major insurance companies and will submit claims to your carrier on your behalf. Medicaid patients are welcome. We also accept Medicare assignment — however, you will be responsible for the deductible and your 20% co-payment for Medicare’s allowed charges for physician care, chemotherapy drugs, and laboratory tests. If you belong to an HMO or PPO plan, please verify that our physicians are in the plan before your treatment begins. Also, please inform our office if pre-certification is necessary with your plan.

Some insurance companies require you to use a specific laboratory or to obtain referrals or pre-authorization for office visits, hospital admissions, and treatment. It is your responsibility to obtain the initial referral and bring this with you on the first day of your first visit. If you need assistance with your insurance requirements, our staff will make every effort to help you.

Co-payments are payable at the time of your visit. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We will be happy to assist you in developing a payment plan. A co-payment amount is determined by the patient’s specific health plan. all co-payments are the responsibility of the patient.

Co-Insurance is a percentage of the cost according to the patient’s health plan for specific medical care and/or treatment. Co-insurance payments are the responsibility of the patient and are due prior to service.

We accept many insurance carriers. If you have a managed care plan that requires a referral from your primary care physician, it is your responsibility to make sure you have obtained a referral. Your referral may have a limit on the number of visits you are allowed and/or an expiration date. Please monitor this information and obtain updated referrals as required. We all try to help eliminate the worry, so you can concentrate on getting well. We accept the following insurance plans. Please call the office if your plan is not listed.

▪               Aetna

▪               BCBS

▪               Cigna

▪               Coventry

▪               HealthSmart

▪               Humana

▪               Independent Medical Systems

▪               Medicare

▪               Multiplan

▪               NPPN

▪               Provider Select PPO

▪               Three Rivers Health Network

▪               United Healthcare

However, our office cannot guarantee payment of your claims.  Prior to your first infusion, our office will call your insurance company to verify your benefits and obtain any prior authorizations that may be required.

Payment

It is your responsibility to pay any deductible amount, co-payment or any other amount not paid by your insurance company.  We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard & Discover.

Please remember that your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. It is important that you understand its provisions and our Financial Policy.

Should you ever have any questions regarding your insurance or bills you may receive from us, please do not hesitate to contact us.