Anesthesia Services, P.C. Billing

Your bill is due and payable when the service is rendered. In addition to cash, we accept personal checks, Visa, and MasterCard. If you do not have insurance, we ask that you contact our office immediately. The sooner you contact us, the more options you will have regarding the payment of your account.

As a courtesy, Anesthesia Services, P.C., will submit your bill to the insurance company with information we have on file before looking to you for payment. Since we frequently do not see patients before surgery, we rely upon the facility to provide us with the appropriate information. We typically allow sixty days for the insurance company to pay. If you do not receive a notice from your insurance company indicating that payment was made for your anesthesia claim after thirty days, we ask you to contact them and/or our billing office to determine how you may assist in expediting payment. After sixty days, we will look to you for payment of your outstanding bill. As such, anything you can do to expedite this process will serve everyone's best interest.

Because some insurance carriers do not consider labor epidurals to be medically necessary, patients wanting this service are asked to provide insurance information and, if necessary, make payment arrangements in advance.

We work in an anesthesia care team approach. This means that, in addition to our anesthesiologists, we employ certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) & anesthesiology assistants (AA’s). They always work under the medical direction of our anesthesiologists. In some instances both an anesthesiologist and CRNA/AA are involved with your care. We submit our bills in accordance with the guidelines required by each individual insurance company. Medicare guidelines, also used by other carriers, require that a bill be submitted for each provider of service. While this may appear to be a duplicate charge, there are modifiers attached to each charge which indicate to the insurance company how the service was provided. Insurers have different ways of reimbursing in these situations and we work with their guidelines as indicated by their Explanation of Benefits to determine appropriate allocation of payments and patient responsibility.

   
   
   
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