Patients are responsible for payment of their procedure. We accept most major health insurance plans and offer in-network benefits for patients with out-of-network plans. Every insurance plan is different. For an estimate of what your insurance will cover and what will be your responsibility, please contact your insurance carrier directly. If you do not have insurance or need payment arrangements, we can connect you with a credit service.
Before your day of surgery, we verify your eligibility with your insurance carrier and get authorization. We call to talk with you confidentially about your benefits and give you an estimate of charges or co-pay you will be required to pay at registration. Cash, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express will be accepted.
At registration on your day of surgery, we ask you to provide your insurance card, address and phone number—information that will be used for billing your insurance within several days following your procedure. Please inform us if there are any changes to your address, employer or insurance, to avoid billing discrepancy.
After we receive your insurance payment, we will issue a bill from Physician Surgery Center at Alvarado for the patient responsibility indicated on your explanation of benefits from your insurance carrier. Physicians Surgery Center fees include the cost of the facility usage, medical supplies, medication, staffing and recovery time. Your doctor will send you a separate bill for the surgical procedure.
You may also receive bills for the following: anesthesia treatment provided by the anesthesiologist, biopsy or lesion removal from the pathology lab, tests performed by the lab.
If you have any billing or insurance questions, please call our insurance specialist. We strictly follow HIPPA patient confidentiality standards.