Insurance and Payment

Patients who are not covered by health care insurance should remember that we expect payment in full (or appropriate payment arrangements) for all services at the time of each visit. You may pay by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or utilize a financing companies we offer – Chase Health Advance.

We are participating providers (that is, we accept assignment for all services) with Medicare Part B. We will file your Medicare claim, along with any Medicare supplement, and send statements for portions that are your responsibility. We will collect 20% of the Medicare allowed amounts for services rendered if there is no supplemental insurance. We will also collect any unmet dedutibles on the date of service if applicable.

We accept reimbursement from Medicaid as payment in full for our services which are covered by Medicaid.We accept assignment for TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS) and CHAMPVA. We will file your claim and then send you a statement for your cost­share, any unmet deductible, and any non­covered services after claim processing is complete.

If you have a PPO or HMO office visit co­payment, we expect the co­payment at the time of each visit. If there is any unmet deductible or non­covered services after the claims have been processed, you will be billed for the amount indicated by your insurer and supported by our contract with the company.

For all other insurance plans with which we do not have a formal participation agreement, we will file your insurance claim and then send you a statement for your balance after the claims have been processed.

*** PLEASE NOTE: It is always your responsibility to ensure that you have a current and valid referral form (or authorization)from your primary care physician if your insurance plan requires a referral form (or authorization) for medical and/or surgical specialty care.