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Insurance and Billing

The Surgical Center Billing

Thank you for choosing The Center for Ambulatory Surgery for your procedure.

Due to the number of insurance carriers we may or may not participate with it is imperative that you call and confirm your benefit status with the Center. Call our billing department before your surgery date at (888) 590-6849 and ask for Patient Billing, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

As soon as you are scheduled for surgery we will contact your insurance carrier for verification of your insurance. After identifying the extent of your coverage we can determine your financial responsibility. You will be notified of these financial responsibilities. For your convenience, we accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Personal Checks and cash. Payment arrangements need to be made prior to surgery.

A single facility fee covering most, but not all of expenses related to Surgery Center will be incurred. Occasionally you may be billed for extra services. An example of those extra services could be an implant that is placed by your surgeon, an unusual medication, etc.

As a service to you we will bill your insurance company first. However, you will be liable for those costs which your insurance company does not cover. We offer discounts for those who do not have insurance.

Anesthesiologist Billing

You will receive a separate anesthesia bill. The anesthesia services are not included in the Surgical Center fee. The Anesthesia billing department will accommodate the patient by first billing the insurance company. However, any balance that is not covered by the insurance company will have to be met by the patient. There may be certain procedures where the anesthesia fee will be collected in advance. Co-payments, deductibles, etc. may also be collected in advance of the surgery.

Surgeon Billing

The surgeon or surgeons will generate a charge for their services. Please contact your surgeon’s office to discuss any billing matters.

Other Billing

There may be other bills that a patient can incur during surgery. These are ancillary services that may be utilized during your surgery. Examples of this are pathology fees, certain radiology fees and any special devices your surgeon may order for you to take home.