About Our Financial Policy
We request that all patients and responsible parties please read this page.
The goal of this office is to extend the finest diagnostic surgical and post-operative care to our patients, and to render this care in a professional and compassionate manner.
Payment for Service
The payment of medical and dental bills is a matter of patient responsibility. We realize that there can be extenuating circumstances which may make it difficult to pay the entire your amount at the time of service. Please understand that we have no extended payment plans, except for Care Credit which extends payments over a 6 month period if qualified. We make every effort to keep the cost of your medical and dental care to a minimum. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is a mixture of medicine and dentistry. The majority of our services will be covered by dental insurance. Rarely does medical insurance apply. We will be happy to file your insurance claim. We participate in a number of dental insurance plans including Aetna, Assurant, Ameritas, Cigna, Dentemax, Guardian, Metlife, Premera, Regence and Washington Dental Service. You will need to provide all pertinent information to process the claim, including your insurance company’s phone number, complete address, date of birth and subscriber ID number or social security number of the subscriber. Insurance billing is a courtesy we are happy to provide, but please understand that this is an agreement between you and your insurance company.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF YOUR BILL REGARDLESS OF THE STATUS OF YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM. ANY FEES NOT COVERED BY YOUR INSURANCE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Some procedures done in our office require laboratory work. Any fees incurred by these outside facilities will be billed by that facility and payments to these facilities are the patient’s responsibility. As benefits vary from plan to plan, we encourage you to check your policy so that you will be aware of the amounts that you will be personally responsible for, including any deductible or copays. We ask that you pay the percentage not covered by your insurance company at the time of your procedure. Any failure by the insurance company to remit payment within 60 days from the date of service shall transfer the total responsibility for payment of the account to the patient. Your benefit assignment does not take the place of your responsibility to pay for services received.