1. For patients with insurance: We will verify insurance benefits before your initial appointment whenever possible. Please remember, verification of benefits is not a guarantee of payment; we can only estimate the amount to be paid by your insurance company. Any amounts which we estimate as not being covered by insurance will be collected at the time of service. Most insurance companies will pay claims within four to six weeks; we will look to you for payment should processing take longer than this. Should your insurance company pay less than we anticipate, we will send you a final bill once your claim has been processed.
2. For patients without insurance: We collect in full at the time of service. Our office offers a 5% discount when payment is made in the form of cash or a check. Credit and Debit cards are not considered cash payment.
3. For patients with Medicare: We are not a Medicare provider. Should you choose to have treatment in our office, you will be required to sign a Medicare Private Contract agreeing to private payment for services and agreeing that Medicare will not be billed by either the patient or the provider.
4. Outstanding balances: If any balance due and owing is not paid within forty-five (45) days from the date of the invoice, the patient shall be charged interest at the rate of 1.5% per month. If an account is placed into an out-of-office collection agency and/or an attorney’s office for collection, the patient is responsible for all collection costs and/or attorney’s fees.
5. Credit Cards: We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. In addition, we accept outside financing through CareCredit; please inquire if you are interested in this option as a form of payment before your treatment.
Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by our office regardless of your insurance coverage.