Billing and Payments

We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Co-Pay, Co-insurance, Deductibles, Self-Pay are due at the time of Service.  Co-Pay is always expected at date of service during check in. For patients with high deductible plans, a $100 payment will be collected on the day of service towards the office visit.  In some cases, we will ask for additional payment towards coinsurance or deductible prior to treatment.

We will file your insurance for you at no added cost. For this convenience, we ask that you provide us with insurance updates at each visit. The balance not paid by your insurance will be your responsibility to us

MEDICARE deductible and co- insurance. Our patients with medicare are required by medicare to pay out of pocket an annual deductibles at the beginning of the year. You are also responsible by law, for the 20% difference between Medicare allowable and the Medicare reimbursement. These requirement is published on the medicare website and the actual amount is updated by medicare on its website. We will verify if you have met your medicare deductible at check in. if not, this payment will be requested at your first visit to the clinic in the calendar year. You may elect to pay all or pay a minimum of $100 towards the office visit. Payment is due at time of check in. For any questions, kindly call your medicare representative to clarify.

Bills are DUE UPON RECEIPT.  We are required to collect CO-PAY, DEDUCTIBLE, AND CO-INSURANCE.  Past due balances will be assessed a $10 statement fee for each additional statement we must send.  Any self-pay, out of network, or other courtesy adjustments will be rescinded if account becomes over 30 days past due.  We may charge 18% interest or as allowed by law for any delinquent payment.  We exhaust efforts to resolve balances prior to use of a collection agency, however, additional fees up to 50% of your charges may accrue from collections activity.

All procedures and lab services have fees, in addition to the visit fee.  Co-pay is usually for office visit only, and does not typically cover procedures (e.g lesion removal, incision, injection or other treatment). Estimates for medical procedures are not typically given by the doctor; estimates can be provided, but procedures will typically need to be rescheduled for another day.  A skin or tissue sample must be treated as if it could be cancerous, even if it is removed primarily at the patient’s request, and will result in both excision/biopsy fees and pathology fees.  Labs, imaging, special stains, and other test sometimes must be ordered, and may be furnished by independent sources to complete a diagnosis.  We are not responsible for those charges; Contact those billing facilities for billing questions.

Appointment Cancellation Fees.  We make numerous efforts to remind you of appointments.  Out of courtesy to other patients that need appointments, please notify us if you need to cancel at least one full business day prior.  To encourage early notice, the following fees will apply for late cancellation or no shows.  $25 for established patients, $75 for new patients, $75 for returning patients that have not been seen in our office for over 2 years,  and up to $300 if you miss a scheduled procedure.