Billing Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Your physician’s office – his/her fee for performing your procedure.
  • Your pathologist – services for tissue specimens removed during procedure requiring further examination.
  • Clinical Associates Inc. – The Complete Anesthesia Resource.

What type of credit cards do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and CareCredit. You are welcome to visit the CareCredit website at: www.carecredit.com to pre-apply for their services before your date of procedure. WE ACCEPT CHECKS.

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 90 days.  If you encounter problems paying within the 90 days, please contact our office immediately at (361) 985-9300 ext. 1 or you can call us toll free at (855) 296-1092 and ask for our collections department.

What is your credit and payment policy?
Full payment is due at the time of your procedure, but any bill you receive after your procedure must be paid within 90 days of your procedure.

We strongly encourage you to personally contact your insurance company about your upcoming procedure.  It is mandatory that YOU, as the insurance subscriber, confirm that all prior authorization information necessary to your specific policy is completed before your procedure date .  You may be penalized by your insurance company if you don’t follow your policy guidelines.  You must understand what your benefits cover and how this may affect you financially.

We will submit insurance claims for you.  We will require that your deductible and copay amounts are paid on your date of procedure.  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 the date of procedure.