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Financial Policy

 

Thank you for choosing our practice to care of your oral surgery needs. We are committed to your treatment being a successful and positive experience. Please understand that payment of your bill is considered part of your treatment. The following is a statement of our Financial Policy, which we require you to read and sign prior to seeing the doctor. 

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.  We deliver the best care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time the service is rendered.  Any other arrangements will need to be made in advance prior to you procedure.  We do not offer any in-house financing, but CareCredit and Citi Healthcard is available Upon request. If you have any questions regarding your account, please call our office at 864-855-0383.  Many times a simple call can clear any misunderstanding.

 

Regarding Insurance 

 

  Please be advised that different insurance companies and policies may offer different fee schedules and to whom they make payment.  If we know in advance that a particular company, group, or policy will not pay for a certain procedure or will not pay our office, then we will require payment be made in full at the time of service. Please understand that different policies/group for the same company may have different benefits. With certain insurance companies they pay the insured instead of the provider, in these cases, full payment will be expected at the time of service.  However, we will file the insurance for you anyway. Also, we will estimate what we feel your portion of the surgery will be, and let you know what the estimate is. Again, this is only an estimate. However, it is not our responsibility to know exclusions, waiting periods, and non-covered procedures in your insurance policy. We are not providers for any medical or dental insurance, and therefore are not required to pre-certify any procedures.

 

Usual and Customary Rates/Fees

 

Our practice is committed to providing the best treatment for our patients and we charge what is usual and customary for our area. You are responsible for payment regardless of any insurance company’s arbitrary determination of usual and customary rates.

 

Patients Without Insurance

 

Payment is due in full at the time services are rendered.  We do offer a payment plan provided by an outside financial institution. After a brief credit check, they will extend credit according.

 

Minor Patients

 

The parent or legal guardian of a minor is responsible for full payment. Treatment will be denied unless a parent or legal guardian is with the minor.

 

Please remember that you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

We will send you a monthly statement after the first 30 days.  Most insurances companies will respond within 4-6 weeks.  Please feel free to call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within this time frame.  Any remaining balance after your insurance has been paid will be your responsibility.

Thank you for understanding our financial policy. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.