Billing and Insurance

Anticipating surgery can be stressful and part of the anxiety can arise out of not fully understanding out-of-pocket expenses associated with a proposed surgery. At Village SurgiCenter, we believe it is important to make patients aware of their potential financial expense prior to their procedure.

One of our insurance verification specialists will contact you if there is an anticipated out-of pocket expense associated with your planned procedure. Please realize charges for your procedure at Village SurgiCenter are separate from your surgeon’s charge as well as any anesthesiologist and/or pathologist charges which may be incurred. Village SurgiCenter collects all co-payments, or deductible amounts on the day of your procedure. If your procedure is not covered by insurance, full payment is required at the time of service unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Village SurgiCenter is a Medicare/Medicaid certified facility. As such, we are held to strict practice standards. We accept assignment for all Medicare and Medicaid patients as well as participate with the areas major insurance plans. In the event we are out of-network with your insurance carrier, Village SurgiCenter will match your plans in- network benefits thereby eliminating any increased cost for the patient using our facility.

Patients – or their legal guardians - are ultimately responsible for payment of facility services at Village SurgiCenter. As a courtesy, Village SurgiCenter will bill your primary and secondary insurance carriers for you. Please bring your insurance cards with you on the day of surgery. We are under contract with the areas most popular insurance carriers and are required to collect all co-payments from our patients. Such co-payments may include deductibles, co-insurance or any non-covered items identified by your insurance plan.

Village SurgiCenter accepts cash, checks, any major credit card, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a Health Savings Account (HSA), or Care Credit as a financing option.

Care Credit is a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures that allows the patient to pay for services over time with *no interest charges (*6 month or 12 month plans with no interest), or extended plans available with interest (24, 36 or 48 months).

You can apply for a Care Credit account online or over the phone and quickly receive an answer.

Click on the link below for more information.

 

Feel free to contact our business office at 814-836-0770 Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:00pm with questions regarding your billing or insurance information. We will be happy to assist you.