Billing and Insurance
Responsibility for payment
For our patients' convenience,
we participate with and, in many cases, direct bills to a large
number of insurance programs. However, the primary and ultimate
responsibility for payment rests with the patient.
Payment at the time of service
At the time of service, evidence
of current insurance coverage, in the form of your insurance card,
is required as is payment for any co-pay or co-insurance you may
be responsible for based on your plan. We accept cash, check, Visa
or MasterCard as payment methods. If you do not have insurance coverage
for the procedure being performed, payment in full will be required
at the time of your office visit unless arranged with our office
in advance. To find out the likely charges for your scheduled visit,
please call our office during normal business hours.
Referrals and preauthorization
Most insurance programs require a referral from
your doctor and/or preauthorization by the insurance carrier in
order for insurance coverage to be provided. Your referring physician
should provide you with the written referral order. Our staff will
assist you in obtaining any necessary preauthorization.
Please remember it is always the patient's responsibility
to assure that proper referrals and any required preauthorizations
are obtained. If you are not sure what you need, please contact
your insurance company or employer's benefits manager.
Insurance programs with
which we participate
We participate in some or all of the traditional
indemnity, PPO and POS programs of the following insurance companies
and the HMO's of the insurance companies marked with an *:
- BlueCross/BlueShield network
- Optimum Choice
- United Healthcare (including MAMSI, MDIPA, Optimum Choice)
If your insurance company is not listed, please
contact the billing department to see
if we have recently added it to the insurance programs in which
As participation in programs changes from
time to time, it is recommended that you confirm with our office
at the time you schedule your appointment whether we are currently
participating with your specific plan.