Location

784 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Phone: 706.208.1144
Fax: 706.208.9668

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Insurance

Insurance

Athens Chest Surgery Specialists participate in nearly every insurance plan in Georgia, including Medicare and Medicaid. However, it is important to discuss your coverage with our financial staff. We will contact the insurance company to verify eligibility and coverage. Once this is done, we will confirm the first appointment.

To minimize anxiety about financial matters, our patient account representative and other business office staff are available to help with these concerns. We want to be sure each patient receives the care he or she needs while having a clear understanding of financial responsibilities.

Financial Policies

  • Co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of service. We accept cash or check.
  • Unpaid prior balances will be collected at the time of next service.
  • Non-urgent appointments may be rescheduled if a patient is not prepared to pay the balance, co-pay or deductible.
  • Whatever our bank charges us for your returned check will be added to your balance.

Private Pay/Uninsured

Private pay patients will meet with a Patient Account Representative on the first visit. Payment-in-full will be collected at the time of service unless other arrangements are made.

Billing Process

  • We send insurance claims for our services directly to the patient’s insurance plan.
  • Our fees are based on what is “usual and customary” for the specialized care we provide within our service area.
  • If an explanation of benefits from the insurance company is not received within 45 days of the first claim submission, the patient should contact his or her insurer to request payment of the claim.

Insurance

Insurance

Athens Chest Surgery Specialists participate in nearly every insurance plan in Georgia, including Medicare and Medicaid. However, it is important to discuss your coverage with our financial staff. We will contact the insurance company to verify eligibility and coverage. Once this is done, we will confirm the first appointment.

To minimize anxiety about financial matters, our patient account representative and other business office staff are available to help with these concerns. We want to be sure each patient receives the care he or she needs while having a clear understanding of financial responsibilities.

Financial Policies

  • Co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of service. We accept cash or check.
  • Unpaid prior balances will be collected at the time of next service.
  • Non-urgent appointments may be rescheduled if a patient is not prepared to pay the balance, co-pay or deductible.
  • Whatever our bank charges us for your returned check will be added to your balance.

Private Pay/Uninsured

Private pay patients will meet with a Patient Account Representative on the first visit. Payment-in-full will be collected at the time of service unless other arrangements are made.

Billing Process

  • We send insurance claims for our services directly to the patient’s insurance plan.
  • Our fees are based on what is “usual and customary” for the specialized care we provide within our service area.
  • If an explanation of benefits from the insurance company is not received within 45 days of the first claim submission, the patient should contact his or her insurer to request payment of the claim.