Financial Information for Washington DC Oral Surgeon
For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover. We try to deliver the finest care possible at as reasonable a cost to our patients as is feasible. Therefore, to reduce fee escalation, bills are payable at the time the service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made. Patients may also finance treatment through CareCredit
For those patients who are insured, our business office staff will assist them in obtaining the maximum benefits available to them under the terms of their insurance policy as well as filing the claim. However, most policies do not cover the full cost of surgical care. They are designed to reduce your cost but not to eliminate it completely. Therefore, payment is required at the time services are rendered. We do offer a payment plan through a third party credit program CareCredit.
As our office does not participate with MOST insurance programs, it is important that patients become familiar with their medical and dental plans. The majority of patients have the flexibility to see out-of-network providers for treatment. Patients with HMO plans are welcomed with the understanding that they are responsible for payment for services rendered as their plan may be restrictive.
We request that our patients bring their insurance information with them on their initial visit. After the consultation, we can help determine eligibility and benefits with a phone call to the insurance carrier. If pre-authorization for therapy is required, this information can be sent quickly and efficiently. It is impossible for us to accurately determine benefits until the doctor has actually examined and evaluated a patient. Therefore, it is imperative that patients review their insurance plan before coming to see us if they have concerns about coverage.
Our office does not participate with Medicare, we have “opted out”. Therefore, payment is due at the time services are rendered at our office.
Some important concepts to remember:
- Insurance is a contract between you and your insurance provider.
- Insurance benefits are always subject to review by your carrier.
- The information that we are given by your insurance carrier is not a guarantee of benefits or payment.
- Your coverage is limited to the terms of your policy.
- Our office is happy to assist you in obtaining your coverage information and when applicable as well as filing your claim. A predetermination can be done to verify coverage and benefits.
For any questions about insurance and billing practices please call our office at: The Washington Institute for Mouth, Face, and Jaw Surgery in Washington DC Phone Number 202-466-3323.