Fees are based on the time and complexity of your evaluation plus any laboratory evaluation that is required. The physician’s fee for an initial workup varies, depending on the time spent both with you and your records. The extent of initial laboratory evaluation will depend on the complexity of your illness. The cost of follow-up visits will also depend on the length and complexity of the visit. Our fees are in keeping with the usual and customary charges for internal medicine subspecialty evaluations in this area. At the end of each visit you will receive an itemized bill containing the physician’s fees plus any laboratory or x-ray charges.
Because statements and billing costs have become so expensive and because we do our best to keep all medical costs down, we expect our patients to pay their bills at the time services are rendered. If you have any questions regarding your charges or would like to discuss terms of payment, our office manager is always willing to discuss these matters with you. For your convenience we do accept MasterCard and Visa.
We currently participate with Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and some Crescent Plans. (Please verify with your employer to be sure we participate with your company) You are responsible for paying your co-pay at the time of service. Please bring your insurance identification card with you.
Our doctors do not evaluate workers compensation cases.
Responsibility for payment is your obligation and unless prior arrangements have been made, payment is expected at the time of your visit. Any financial benefits that you may receive from a third party, insurance company or governmental agency are strictly a matter of settlement between you and the insurance carrier or governmental agency. Third party benefits are not determined by our office. Any monies received by us from those agencies will be applied to your account balance or refunded to you.
Certain forms regarding proof of disability require the evaluation of the patient’s chart by the physician in order to answer specific questions. Such forms also often require typing of the completed form by our staff. We do have a fee for the completion of these forms which is based upon the complexity of the form. You will be notified of the exact charge prior to submission of the form.