The insurance market can be complicated to navigate.
While we are trying hard to coordinate our insurance portfolio with our surgical colleagues, this is not always possible due to contracting issues.
So we always recommend to check with your insurance carrier if all your services are covered and if there is a co-pay. It is best to do this ahead of time.
In the private sector, surgeons sometimes charge a flat fee while anesthesiologists generally charge per time and procedures. The charges are based on guidelines by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, ASA.
As in other industries, we generally provide a cost estimate in this case. While this estimate is made to the best of our abilities, it can sometimes happen that the ultimate cost is different, in either direction.
If If there are questions please feel free to call us at our billing phone number above.
For general guidance, here is a list of insurance plans we take:
Anthem Blue Cross PPO/Prudent Buyer/National PPO/Advantage PPO/Bronze EPO
Anthem Blue Cross HMO (Meritage)
Blue Shield of CA ePPO/PPO
Blue Shield of CA HMO (Meritage)
Canopy Health (Meritage)
Cigna HMO/PPO (Meritage)
Health Net HMO (Meritage)
Health Net Senior (Meritage)
Interplan PPO (Meritage)
Partnership Medicaid HMO
SCAN (Meritage – this is changing to UHC Medicare Complete)
Sutter Select (Meritage)
United Healthcare HMO (Meritage)
Western Health Advantage (Meritage)
For Questions Regarding Your Invoice
Billing Office: 1-888-991-1101