Our charges are based on the time spent by the physician with the patient and the expertise required for specialty evaluation and procedures. Our fees are not included in the hospital charges or in the charges submitted by other physicians.
We participate in many managed care organizations, as well as Medicare. You may obtain a complete listing by contacting our office.
The federal government through the Health Care Financing Administration determines our Medicare fee schedule. We accept Medicare assignment. However, the patient is responsible for all deductibles and co-payments.
In accordance with managed care agreements, it is the responsibility of the patient to be certain that all authorizations for an office visit or consultation are obtained prior to your appointment in this office. Deductibles and co-payments are due at the time of service. For all other insurance companies, we will provide you with the necessary information to submit your claims.
In the case of patients who have been in the hospital, we will be happy to file your hospital charges for you. We must have your assistance in obtaining signed claim forms and insurance information so that the claims may be properly processed. It is your responsibility to insure that your claim is processed. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible. In most circumstance, third party payment will cover only a portion of your bill. Any remaining charges are the responsibility of the patient. Our contract is with you and not with the insurance companies.
If you have any questions regarding the status of your bill, please contact our office.