Pediatric Partners, LLC
Po Box 812
Westminster, Maryland 21158
|For billing questions, please call 410-876-5660 Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.|
PEDIATRIC PARTNERS, LLC - FINANCIAL POLICY
- Blue Shield of Maryland
- Blue Shield National Accounts
- Blue Shield Federal
- Blue Choice
- United Healthcare PPO
- MDIPA / Optimum Choice
- Coventry of Delaware
- Coventry National Network
- Tricare HMO (US Family Plan)
- PHCS / Multiplan
- Medicaid, Priority Partners United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic (established patients only)
|Medical records||-||$20.00 per patient|
|Forms completion||-||$15.00 per form|
|After hours calls||-||$15.00 per call|
|Interest charges||-||18% APR on all outstanding patient
balances greater than 60 days
|Missed appointments||-||$25.00 per missed appointment|
|Bounced checks||-||$36.00 per check|
|Copay’s not paid at time of service||-||$10.00 per copay|
Due to the rising costs of healthcare, consumer-directed healthcare plans (CDHC) have begun to take the place of managed care plans. Healthcare costs have risen exponentially over the past year. Employer costs and individuals purchasing their own health insurance are turning to CDHC in the hope it will control their healthcare benefit costs. A consumer-directed healthcare plan’s monthly premium is lower than other health insurance plans but it shifts more costs to the patient. The patient becomes responsible for higher deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.
Most patients on CDHC plans will have a greater financial responsibility than they did previously. After years of making small co-payments, patients will be asked to pay substantially higher amounts until their deductible has been met. Customarily deductibles are $1200 for individuals and $2400 for a family.
Patients will see this out-of-pocket increase on their statements that are sent monthly from our office. Payment is expected upon receipt. Pediatric Partners, LLC offers payment options to make the burden of these higher costs easier to bare. By selecting, printing, and completing our Automatic Payment Plan you will have the flexibility of how much and when to make your payment.
It is inappropriate to request Pediatric Partners, LLC to reduce your bill for your deductible, copay, and/or co-insurance. The waiver of deductibles, copays, and/or co-insurances can constitute insurance fraud.
In an effort to follow all HIPAA laws, Pediatric Partners, LLC has adopted the following documents. We are requesting that all patients ages 18 years and older who wish to allow their parents/guardians to discuss their medical bills with our billing personnel, read and sign the following documents. Please do not hesitate to contact the Billing Office of Pediatric Partners with any questions.