Billing / Payment of Services

Payment for Services

Payment is expected at the time service is rendered.  You are responsible for any co-payment, deductibles, form charges, or past balances.  We will attempt to verify the insurance status of every patient before seeing the doctor of physician assistant.  If we are unable to verify your insurance coverage, you must pay your bill at the time of your visit.  We will issue you a refund payment when we receive reimbursement from your insurance company.  To make payment as easy as possible for you, payment may be made by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.  There will be a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

Even though we will bill your insurance, we are not responsible to negotiate a settlement for a disputed claim. Billing you insurance does not necessarily ensure payment by the insurance company nor does it release the responsible party from his/her financial obligation to our office for any unpaid balance.  In case of an insurance partial payment, the balance is due from you and we will send you a billing statement.  Balances over 120 days may be sent to a collection agency unless other arrangements have been made.   A $25 service fee will be charge for returned checks due to insufficient funds. We may elect to discharge you from our practice should you fail to comply with our policy.  Should you require a payment plan, our practice administrator will be glad to discuss your options with you.

For Billing questions please contact our billing service CHMB at (209) 845-1357 x 239.