Beginning in January 2016 we will collect $100.00 up front for patients who have medical insurance policies with deductibles. If you are unsure about your policy, you should call your insurance to find out whether your policy has a deductible and what the deductible amount is.
What Is a Deductible?
An insurance deductible is a dollar amount to be paid out of pocket by you and your other family members in your medical insurance policy for medical expenses, such as doctor visits, medical procedures, and/or hospitalization, before the policy will start paying us for your visit and any procedure ordered during the visit to our office.
Why Do We Collect It Today?
Unless you have met your annual deductible, the $100.00 amount to be collected today is part of your out of pocket expense related to today’s visit and ultimately towards decreasing the total deductible for the current year. If you can show us that you have met your deductible, then we will not need to collect the $100.00 up front.