Currently we participate with the following major insurance carriers. We also accept many out of state plans with authorization from the plan. If you do not see your insurance listed please call our appointment line for more information at (206) 309-4943.
HOURS AND PAYMENT TYPES
Business Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Business Office Phone: (206) 386–2601
OPA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards, personal checks and cash.
We will bill your primary and secondary insurance carrier in a timely manner. If you are disputing payment with your insurance carrier or have a balance over $100.00 with us, you must notify our business office and make payment arrangements.
Co-Pays/Deductibles/Co-Insurance – Please be prepared to pay for your portion of the charges on the date of service.
Surgery – If surgery is indicated, a pre-payment of both physician and facility fees is required for all elective, non-emergent procedures prior to the surgery being performed. Your out-of-pocket cost is estimated based on your benefits and our fees. Anesthesia and other providers are separate fees.
Non-Participating Insurance – At this time we do not accept patients with , United Healthcare Healthy Options coverage. For all other insurances that we do not contract with we will file a claim as a courtesy.
Office Visits – A $250.00 deposit is required prior to the appointment. If visits and services are paid in full at the time of service, we offer a 20% discount (see exclusions below). Office visits may include x-rays, casting and materials at an additional charge. Charges are not finalized until chart notes are complete.
Surgery – For uninsured patients having surgery, we offer a 20% discount when charges are paid before or on the day of service (see exclusions below).
Exclusions – The discounts referenced above do not apply in cases of cosmetic procedures, motor vehicle accidents, third party insurance claims or in other cases when the patient may be reimbursed in full.
Private pay patients who receive retroactive Medicaid coverage need to immediately notify our business office.
Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) Insured and Third Party Patients
We do not extend discounts for MVA-insured accidents, third party insurance claims or in other cases when patients may be reimbursed in full. We will bill the MVA insurance carrier one time. The bill becomes your responsibility if not paid by the carrier in 30 days. We regret that we are not in a position to confer with attorneys or defer payment obligations while a case settles. If your personal injury protection benefit on your MVA policy is exhausted, we will bill your private insurance at your request provided we are furnished the necessary information at the date of service.
If your visit is work-related, we will need the case number and carrier name prior to your visit in order to bill the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. If your workers’ compensation claim is not yet accepted and you have no other insurance, we require a $250.00 deposit that will be refunded after the claim has been opened.
No Show – Please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. We may charge a fee for missed appointments.
* Please provide us with at least 48 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment and an interpreter has been scheduled. Otherwise, you may be charged for the interpreter.
Forms – There may be a charge associated with our completion of some forms. We require payment of the charge before returning the completed form to you. A signed Release of Information may also be necessary. Please allow five business days for us to complete forms.
Payment Options – We accept cash, checks, major credit/debit cards and money orders for payment (no post-dated or third party checks). We charge a $40.00 NSF fee for any returned checks.
Delinquent Accounts – We charge a $10.25 monthly account management fee on balances over 45 days old. We may assign an account to collections if balances are unpaid after 60 days. Patients assigned to collections may be denied additional service.
Alternative Payment Arrangements – If you are unable to pay your balance when due, please contact our business office to make alternative arrangements. Any patient with a past due amount may be denied additional service until the amount is paid or the patient is complying with an alternative payment arrangement.
Bankruptcy/Prior Bad Debt – Patients who have previously filed for bankruptcy or never satisfied their payment obligations for prior episodes of care with Orthopedic Physician Associates or other Proliance Surgeons care centers may be required to pay for their portion of new charges at the time of service.
Overpayments – Patient overpayments may be transferred to another Proliance Surgeons care center to resolve an outstanding balance.