We look forward to seeing you at your upcoming appointment. The checklist below can help you prepare.
Bring the following:
A completed medical history questionnaire
Medical histories related to the reason for your visit
Copies of relevant tests
A list of all medications taken on a regular business, including over-the-counter and herbal medicines.
Review any special directions from your doctor regarding diet or medication restrictions. Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may wish to arrange for a ride home..
Billing & Insurance
How do I know if you accept my insurance?
We accept many insurance plans, but cannot guarantee their coverage of our services. Each patient is responsible for verifying coverage and benefits of their individual policy. It is best to contact your insurance company directly by calling member services (number is usually listed on the back of your insurance card).
Why do I have to show my insurance card at each visit?
By showing your insurance card at each visit, you insure that Vascular Surgery Associates has the most up-to-date information for efficient and accurate billing. For example, sometimes employers change the group number but the ID number stays the same. Inaccurate or expired insurance information can cause issues when processing your insurance claims.
Why do you need a copy of my photo ID?
We require a copy of your photo ID to help prevent insurance fraud.
I have insurance. Why did a get a bill?
Covered services vary from plan to plan. Additionally, most plans have copays, coinsurance, or deductibles which will impact the amount you owe. We submit your bill to your insurance plan for services provided. Your insurance plan determines the amount they will cover and the amount that is your responsibility. Any portion of the charges that your insurance plan does not cover is the amount that is your responsibility.
What is the difference between a copay and coinsurance?
A copay is a flat amount that you pay each time for certain services. For example, you may pay a $25 copay for each office visit. Coinsurance is a percent of a covered benefit. For example, a visit covered at $100 with a 20% coinsurance. You would pay $20 and your insurance would pay $80.
What is a deductible?
A deductible is the amount your insurance plan requires you to pay out-of-pocket before coverage begins. Deductible amounts vary from plan to plan.
If I don’t have insurance, can I still be seen?
Yes. However, if you do not have insurance you will be asked to pay at the time of service.
Can I be billed for my copays?
We are not able to bill you for your copays. The contracts we sign with insurance companies require us to collect copays at the time of service.
Who should I call if I have questions about my bill?
Physicians Billing Resources: Gabby 763-777-8113