Our office participates with BCBS, Medicare, SPHN, PPOM, Aetna, BCN, PHP and Worker's Compensation. For all other insurance carriers, the patient will be responsible for payment at the time of the appointment. However, a claim will be submitted to the insurance on the patient's behalf.
Those insurance carriers that need authorization must have it done prior to the appointment otherwise the appointment will be rescheduled. If the condition is a result of an auto accident, written authorization is needed prior to the appointment. Most auto companies will not give authorization however will supply in writing a notice of an open claim with current billing information.
Copay amounts are due at the appointment unless other arrangements have been made with the office manager in advance. The office accepts payment in the form of cash, check, VISA or MasterCard. If there is no insurance, please make arrangements with the office manager. A financial agreement can be arranged for payment.
It is the patient's responsibility to check the insurance for participation, copay, deductible and authorizations. Physicians participate with insurance carriers to assist the patient; however, a physician can drop out of a network. Therefore, it is best to check with the office if there are any concerns.