INSURANCE AND BILLING
We bill most commercial insurers. Our physicians are affiliated with a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicare and Labor & Industries. If you are not sure of your insurance benefits, please inquire prior to your visit. We automatically bill your primary insurance, and will also bill secondary or supplemental insurance as well. If you have no insurance, our office requires that you pay a deposit before seeing the doctor. We are happy to set up a payment plan for the balance on your account after insurance payment of benefits.
Our surgeons are able to perform many of their operations in the ambulatory surgery center located within our suite. For cases that cannot be done in the ambulatory surgery center, our physicians also have privileges at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, Swedish Medical Centers and The Seattle Surgery Center. If surgery is required, the doctor’s assistant will help you set the date and time, as well as work with you to get a referral from your insurance if necessary.
PRESCRIPTIONS AND REFILLS
Our medical assistants will be happy to call in a prescription or refill prescription for you any time before 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have your pharmacy number ready for the assistant.
As a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes early and bring:
- Your insurance information and card.
- Picture ID
- A referral if your insurance requires it (if you are not sure if you need a referral, please call your insurance company).
- All of your chart notes, test results, operation reports , and x-rays from ALL the doctors you have seen for this condition.