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Credit & Payment Policy

There are a number of separate charges associated with your surgical procedure.  You MAY receive charges from several companies.

1. Anesthesia Associates
2. Pathology Associates
3. Regional Biomedical
4. Your surgeon's office – his/her fee for performing your surgery. 

Full payment is due within 90 days from your date of service.  Please contact your insurance company directly if you experience any delays.  YOU are responsible for guaranteeing payment on your account and being aware of your individual policy restrictions and benefits.

Your insurance company, including Worker's Compensation, auto (no fault) and personal injury, is legally responsible to you.  Our relationship is with you, our patient, not your insurance company.  Consequently, all charges incurred are your responsibility.  The obligation to assure payment in a timely manner lies with you regardless of what your insurance company chooses to do.  You should normally receive a response from your insurance company within 30 days of your date of service.  If you experience a delay, it is expected that you contact your insurance company to check the status of your claim and to expedite payment.  Please call our Business Office at 256-543-1253 or 1-800-900-1253 if you encounter a problem with your insurance company and need our assistance.

Gadsden Surgery Center's policy is to turn over to an attorney or collection agency all accounts which are delinquent.  You will be responsible for any collection fees that are incurred. 
               

BILLING/COLLECTIONS

THE GADSDEN SURGERY CENTER WILL BILL AS FOLLOWS:

Express Bill
Once your insurance carrier has paid their portion, any remaining allowable amount will be your responsibility.  You will receive a statement from Express Bill.  We ask that the balance be paid in full at that time unless prior financial arrangements have been made.  Only three (3) statements will be mailed.

 

Frost Arnett
After Express Bill has exhausted collection efforts, any remaining account balance will be transferred to the letter writing service of Frost Arnett.  Please make every effort to resolve your account.

Frost Arnett (Collection Service)
Frost Arnett letter writing service will attempt to collect any outstanding balance.  If a balance is remaining at this point, your account will then be transferred to the collection portion of Frost Arnett.  They have the legal ability to report to the credit bureau.

 

MEDICARE
We accept assignment of benefits.

PRIVATE INSURANCE  
Your copay amount is due on or before your date of service.  We will submit your bill directly to your private insurance company.  A bill will be sent to your secondary insurance upon receipt of payment or denial from your primary insurance.  If you have no secondary insurance, a bill will be sent to you for any balance after receipt of payment or denial from your insurance company.  We must make a copy of each insurance card at the time of registration.

SELF PAY
You will be contacted prior to your surgery with an estimated procedure cost for your surgery.  A down payment equal to 1/2 of the total estimated amount due is expected.  You will be asked to complete a financial agreement.  The remaining balance will be divided into three monthly payments.  Your account must be paid in full within 90 days of your date of service.

 



NOTICE TO PATIENTS

Click here to view our state legal notice regarding complaints.