It is important that you fully understand your patient financial policy. Please carefully review the following information, and please do not hesitate to ask us any questions regarding our fees, policies, or your responsibilities.
When you make an appointment at our office, it is your responsibility to confirm with your insurance provider that you’re the physician of choice is under contract with your plan. If your plan requires the need for a referral prior to seeing a specialist, please speak with your primary care physician so that the referral is ready on the day of your appointment. If you do not have a referral completed at the time of your appointment, you will need to reschedule or choose to be serviced without your insurance benefits, meaning you will be paying for your visit out-of-pocket.
When checking in for every one of your appointments, please be prepared with your current insurance card. Without this card, we cannot file your insurance, and you will be responsible for all charges for that visit. For follow-up visits, will may be asked to verify all demographic and insurance information to ensure that our records remain up-to-date.
When checking out following an appointment, please be ready to pay for the visit, as well as any past balances that are on your account. Payment and co-payments, deductibles, or fees for non-covered services will be required at the time of service. For your convenience, we take cash, check, and all major credit cards.
You may be required to sign an insurance waiver to acknowledge that you understand it is your responsibility to pay for non-covered services. In dermatology, there are some procedures that not covered by Medicare and private insurers, including cosmetic procedures. Please be ready to pay for these services in full at your appointment.
Return Check Fees
Any check that is returned from the bank shall result in the patient or guarantor’s account being charged a $25.00 fee per check.
Lab Tests and Pathology Fees
If your appointment includes lab tests or biopsies, they are sent out for processing. You will receive separate bills from the lab that performs these services. It is important to know that you are responsible for notifying us if your insurance company only covers certain labs for processing.