Billing Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I receiving more than one bill for the same surgery?
There are a number of separate charges associated with your surgical procedure. You MAY receive charges from several companies.

  • Your surgeon’s office – his/her fee for performing your surgery.

  • Your pathologist – services for specimens removed during surgery requiring further examination.

  • Your anesthesiologist.

Please call 816-537-3433 and leave a message if you have any questions regarding your anesthesia bill.

http://www.fairfieldanesthesia.com

What type of credit cards do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards and CareCredit. You are welcome to visit the CareCredit website at: www.carecredit.com to pre-apply for their services before your date of surgery.

When should I expect my first bill?
We will bill you any balance due after your insurance company has paid your claim. There may be a delay if your insurance company has paid us incorrectly and we have re-submitted your claim for a corrected payment and allowance determination.

Do you charge interest?
No

Are we able to set up a payment plan?
We do ask that all balances are paid in full within 30 days.  If you encounter problems paying within the 30 days, please contact our office immediately at 203-374-1515 and ask for our collections department.

What is your credit and payment policy?
Unless arrangements are made in advance, full payment is due within 30 days of your surgery. Elective and cosmetic surgery procedures must be paid in full prior to your surgery date.

We will submit insurance claims for you.  We request that your unmet deductible and copay amounts are paid on or before your date of surgery.  You will receive a notice from us regarding the amount to pay.  Self pay accounts are asked to pay 100% of the total estimated procedure on or before the date of surgery.

If you anticipate difficulty in paying your bill within the 30 day period, please let us know immediately.