Financial

HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT

You can make a payment to General Surgery Associates several convenient ways:

INSURANCE

General Surgery Associates accepts most major insurance carriers.

As a courtesy to you, we will file your claim to your insurance carrier if you present your card to the receptionist at the time of service.

The financial responsibility for services rendered rests with the patient and his/her family regardless of any insurance coverage. The company with which the patient has a contract establishes insurance coverage guidelines. Patients, however, are ultimately responsible for the charges incurred in the course of their treatment at General Surgery Associates.

MEDICARE & MEDICAID

We accept assignment for Medicare and Medicaid.

SURGERY / PRIVATE PAY

Patients who have scheduled an elective surgical procedure but do not have personal health insurance coverage will be asked to pay 50% of the expected charges prior to surgery.

We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Please feel welcome to call us if you have questions or concerns.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Surgery patients with no insurance coverage who request consideration for financial relief under our hardship policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a verifiable financial hardship exists, a 50% discount on all charges will be applied after suitable payment arrangements have been made.

We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard ad Discover. Please feel welcome to call us if you have questions or concerns.

BALANCES DUE FROM PATIENT

Billing Policy

We require deductibles, coinsurance and copays to be paid at the time of your visit. This will be collected at the reception desk at check in. Our office will check your insurance benefits however it is your responsibility to be aware of the limits of your insurance benefits. Once your insurance has paid, you will become responsible for any balance due. Payment is expected within 28 days of billing you. If you are unable to make payment in full, you will need to call our office and make suitable arrangements within that initial 28 days. If requests for payment fail to settle an overdue balance, your account may be referred to a collection agency. If you do not have medical insurance and are self-pay, you will be expected to pay for the visit at the time of service.

RESCHEDULES AND CANCELLATIONS

We track cancellations and reschedules. If you reschedule or cancel more than 3 times in one year you may not be allowed to schedule future visits.

SELF-PAY PATIENTS

Patients who do not have health insurance coverage will be asked to make a payment of $200 towards the initial consultation visit. Self-pay patients will be offered a 20% discount on all surgical procedures if paid in full prior to the procedure or within 30 days of receiving their first billing statement. After the 30 days, they will need to apply for our financial hardship policy for any discount.