Do you see Medicare patients?
Each of our physicians is a participating provider of Medicare. We accept all Medicare patients. We also accept the Medicare HMO’s and Advantage Programs such as Santé Secure Horizons, Blue Cross Smart Value, and Secure Horizons Direct.
Do you accept Medi-Cal patients?
We are not accepting new Medi-cal patients.
If we owe a large balance on the account, can we make payments?
If you have any questions regarding your account, always feel free to call the Business Office at (559) 321-2850. If you owe a large balance on your account, a payment plan can be arranged. As long as you make a payment each month, your account will be in good standing.
If am scheduled for a procedure at your outpatient facility and have no insurance, how is this handled?
If you have no insurance coverage and are a cash-pay patient, you will receive a discount on the facility fee and the anesthesia fee. The Business Office will call you with the amount that the surgery will cost and what the actual cost will be after we apply the discount. You will need to pay this fee no later than the day of your surgery.
If I am having a procedure at your outpatient facility, will I need to pay a deposit?
If you are scheduled for a procedure at our outpatient facility, our staff will call your insurance for benefits. We will collect any unmet deductible and any coinsurance for the facility billing prior to your surgery. A staff member will call you before surgery and explain your coinsurance. Please understand that this collection is for the facility and/or hospital billing. It is not collected for the surgeon’s fee. You will be receiving a statement for the surgeon’s billing.
Do you perform Vasectomies and what is the fee?
We perform Vasectomies in our office. Some insurance cover this procedure. It is the patient’ responsibility to verify that this procedure is a covered benefit under their plan. We will verify your benefits when you present your card. You will be asked to pay any unmet deductibles and co-insurance or co-pay on the day of your procedure. A personal check will not be accepted. The fee must be in cash, money order, cashier check, Visa or MasterCard. If is not a covered benefit and/or you do not have insurance coverage, we will provide a cash-pay discount. Our fee for this procedure is $940.00. We will discount this procedure to $650.00. The fee must be paid in cash, cashier check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. No personal check will be accepted for this procedure.
Is the MESA procedure covered by insurance?
The MESA (Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration) performed for infertility, in most cases, is not a covered benefit. It is considered a cash procedure. Our fee for this procedure is $5,650.00 when it is performed in our outpatient facility. This includes the physician’s fee, anesthesia and the facility fee. The fee must be paid prior to the procedure being performed. The fee must be paid in cash, cashier check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. We do not accept any personal checks.
What is the fee for a vasectomy reversal or Vasovasectomy?
Our fee for this procedure is $5,900.00. It is performed at our outpatient facility. This fee includes the physician’s fee, anesthesia and facility fee. The fee is to be paid no later than the day of surgery. The fee must be paid in cash, cashier check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. We do not accept any personal checks. You may also apply for patient financing using Carecredit. You may learn more about Carecredit at www.carecredit.com.
We are committed to providing you with the best possible care. If you have medical insurance, we wish to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. To achieve this, we need your understanding of and assistance with our financial and payment policy.
Payment is required at the time of service. We accept cash, check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard or Discover, CareCredit).
For patients with private or no insurance, full payment is required at the time of service.
For patients with HMO plans, co-payment is required at the time of service. The amount of co-payment varies with different plans. You are responsible for knowing the co-payment amount.
For patients with PPO plans, payment is required at the time of service until the new year’s deductible has been met. After that, we require co-payments or your liability to be paid at the time of service.
While the filing of insurance claims is a courtesy that we extend to our patients, all charges not covered by your insurance company are your responsibility.
Bills unpaid for more than 90 days may be turned over to a collection agency unless other arrangements have been made. Accounts that are turned over to collections may result in dismissal from the practice.
If special circumstances make immediate payment impossible, payment arrangements must be approved in advance by our business office staff.
Missed appointments: Unless canceled at least 24 hours in advance, there will be a charge for missed appointments. Please help us serve you better by keeping scheduled appointments. Multiple missed appointments may result in dismissal from the practice.
It is the patient’s responsibility to notify the clinic of any insurance changes. A photocopy of the patient’s current insurance card will be kept on file to ensure prompt and accurate filing.
We accept the following insurance carriers:
|Beechstreet||Medicare Advantage Programs|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||Mosaic|
|Blue Cross Health Families||Mutual of Omaha|
|Blue Shield||Mennonite Mutual|
|Clovis Unified School District||Nationwide|
|Delta Health Systems||Operating Engineers|
Additional payment options
Many patients put off treatments and procedures because they cannot afford to pay. We offer CareCredit as a payment option that is convenient for our patients. CareCredit also offers a variety of low and no interest options upon approved credit. To apply please follow the link or visit our office for assistance.