We encourage all patients to have appointments when coming to our clinics. All walk-in patients will be placed in an appointment time slots. Walk-ins are encouraged to call ahead. We will make every effort to see walk-in Urgent Care patients within 24 hours.
PRIMARY CARE CANCELLATION and NO SHOW POLICY
We understand that situations arise in which you must cancel your appointment. It is therefore requested that if you must cancel please give us a 24 hour notice. This will enable another patient who is waiting for an appointment to be scheduled in your slot. Primary Care appointments which are cancelled with less than 24 hours notification may be subject to a $35 cancellation fee. Patients who do not show up for their scheduled appointment without 24 hour cancellation notice are considered a NO SHOW and will be charged a $35 NO SHOW fee. The cancellation and NO SHOW fees are the sole responsibility of the patient and must be paid in full before the patient can be seen again. We understand special circumstances may arise and cause you to cancel with less than 24 hour notification, in this instance, the cancellation fee MAY be waived with management approval only. Heritage Urgent & Primary Care believes that a good Provider/Patient relationship is based upon understanding and communication.
PATIENT FINANCIAL POLICY
Thank you for choosing Heritage Urgent & Primary Care. While your health and well-being is our primary concern, we realize that the cost of healthcare is an issue for many patients. We offer the following information to help you understand our financial policies and aid you in planning for payment. Carefully review the information and please ask our staff if you have any questions.
It is your responsibility to provide Heritage Urgent & Primary Care with current insurance information. We will ask you for your insurance card at your first visit and keep a copy for your records. We may request a copy at a later date in order to update your records, so please bring your insurance card to each visit. We will help you receive the maximum benefits your insurance allows, however, please remember that your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. As a courtesy, we will file your claims as primary care for you and provide necessary information, including primary and secondary insurance information changes, to your insurance company. Failure to provide complete insurance information may results in reduced insurance benefits for you.
Not all services are covered through all insurance plans. Some health plans select certain services that they will cover. Your insurance company will make the final determination of your eligibility and benefits. In the even that your health plan determines a service to be “not covered”, you will be responsible for the entire charge. Also, please be aware that if we are out-of-network for benefits, you will receive a bill and be responsible for the remaining balance. This balance is due upon receipt of your statement. In the event that you are unable to pay the balance in full, we encourage you to promptly contact our billing office at 866-557-2612 for assistance in creating a payment plan. Be aware that if your treatment requires biopsy or culture, you may receive a bill from a third party.
Co-payments may be required by your insurance plan. All co-payments must be paid prior to your appointment at check in. If you do not have your co-payment, your appointment may be rescheduled.
DEDUCTIBLES AND COINSURANCE
For patients who have insurance plans that have applicable deductibles and coinsurance, be aware that you will be responsible for payment of the deductible or coinsurance applicable to procedures. It is also the patient’s responsibility to check with insurance carrier concerning deductibles and coinsurance.
Self-pay accounts are for patients without insurance coverage. It may also include patients covered by insurance plans that Heritage Urgent & Primary Care is not in network with or patients without an insurance card on file. It is your responsibility to know if care at Heritage Urgent & Primary Care is covered by your plan. If there is a discrepancy of your information, you will be considered a self-pay patient until you provide information proving otherwise.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS
If your account is part due, please contact the billing office at 866-557-2612, so that we can assist you with a payment plan. If your account has been referred to a collection agency or attorney, you must pay the balance in full, including any collection fees. If you require further treatment and your account is in collections, the full balance will be due, and you will be required to pay the cost of the next visit in full, prior to being seen.
A fee may be required for returned checks. This amount will be applied to your account, in addition to the insufficient funds amount. Your account may be assigned “self-pay” status, requiring upfront payments following a returned check.
REFERRALS & PRE-AUTHORIZATIONS/NOTIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATES
Your insurance company may require a referral from another physician and/or a pre-authorization, notification, or certification. While it is your responsibility to obtain these, someone in the office will help you if necessary. Please make sure that all referrals are in our office prior to your visit. Failure to obtain these may result in a lower payment or no payment from your insurance company, and the balance will be your responsibility.
The parent(s) or guardian(s) presenting the child for treatment is responsible for full payment and will receive the billing statements. In addition, we may pursue payment from a non-custodial parent of guardian.