Do you participate in Medicare, Capital Blue Cross, and Highmark Blue Shield?
Yes, we do. In face, we participate with the majority of commercial insurance plans.
Will you submit your charges to my insurance carrier?
Yes, we will submit your claim.
Will you accept the insurance payment?
We participate with most insurance plans. However, patients are always responsible for their deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance.
Do I need a referral?
Yes, if you belong to a managed care/HMO carrier you must have a referral from your primary care physician.
Are screening colonoscopies payable by Medicare?
Yes, Medicare will pay for a screening colonoscopy – for patients not at high risk every 10 years. The patient is responsible for any deductible and co-payments.
Medicare will cover screening colonoscopies for patients at high risk of colorectal cancer once every 24 months. Some insurance carriers do not cover the screening service.
Will you submit secondary insurance claims?
Medicare automaticlly forwards claims to many secondary carriers; if they do not, we will gladly submit your claim.
If you have a commercial insurance carrier or Blue Shield as the secondary insurance, we will also send those claims.