Insurance and Billing
Prior to your surgery date, you will be contacted regarding your insurance coverage (unless you have completed and returned the Preadmission form). Due to the number of insurance plans, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company if you have a specific question regarding your coverage. A deposit for any co-payment, co-insurance, or deductible will be collected prior to surgery.
After surgery, we will file your insurance papers for you. We will ask you to sign an "assignment of benefits" form so that the check comes directly to our billing office. Any amounts not covered by your insurance may be your responsibility.
If the hospital costs are more than anticipated, you will be billed for the difference. Any overpayment will be refunded after receipt of the insurance payment. The bill will not include fees for professional services including, but not limited to the services of your surgeon, anesthesiologist, lab work, or pathology fees. You will be billed separately for these services.
If you have any questions or problems regarding your bill, please contact our billing office. We will be happy to assist you between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (225)408-5540.