Dr. Sathya

Patients Responsibility

You are financially responsible for the services we provide to you. You are responsible for any and all amounts not covered by your insurance carrier.

As a courtesy to you, we will file a claim to your primary and secondary insurance plans. We do expect payment of co-payments, co-insurance and/or deductibles for office visits and/or Ancillary services to be paid at the time services are rendered. Any co-insurance or deductibles for Endoscopic procedures will be due prior to thescheduled procedure. The amounts quoted are only an estimate and any amounts above and beyond will be billed after services are rendered and the bill is due upon receipt.

Prior Balance
Patients with a prior balance at the time services are requested will be asked to pay their balance in full before being seen.

Patients Without Insurance
Digestive Disorder Associates, PA offers a discounted rate for these patients. Payment of all services is expected to be paid at the time such services are rendered.
Payment for Endoscopic procedures is due at the time they are scheduled.

Medicare Patients
Digestive Disorder Associates, PA accepts Medicare assignment. We will bill your secondary insurance if you provide us the proper insurance information. You are responsible for the applicable co-insurance and deductibles, and charges for non-covered services.

Medicaid Patients
Digestive Disorder Associates, PA accepts Medicaid assignment as a primary and secondary carrier. A current Medicaid card must be presented at each visit.

Private Insurance Patients
Digestive Disorder Associates, PA is contracted with most major insurance carriers. Please refer to “Your Responsibility” above for requirements.

HMO Patients
If Digestive Disorder Associates, PA is contracted with your insurance carrier; you will be required to pay the applicable co-pay at the time the services are rendered. If your insurance company requires a REFERRAL you are responsible for obtaining this referral from your Primary Care Physician. If you do not present a proper referral , you may be required to reschedule your appointment. If services are rendered without a valid referral authorization you will be expected to sign a waiver and will be responsible for payment in full.

Methods of Payment Accepted
We accept cash, check, Visa, and Discover.

Returned Checks
There will be a $25.00 charge assessed for any and all checks returned by your bank for any reason.

Missed Appointments and No Shows
We see patients on an appointment basis for all services rendered and we request that you call in advance so we can reserve a time for you. If you must cancel a scheduled appointment; we require you to notify our office 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time. A fee of $25.00 will be assessed to your account if 24 hour advance notice is not given.

Information Change
Please advise us of any changes in your insurance coverage, home address or telephone number immediately.

Billing Questions
Please refer to your “explanation of benefits” from your insurance carrier and/or the “Commonly asked Questions” link before calling our office.

Collection Procedures
Members of our billing service are available to help with you questions regarding your account and insurance. We consider payment by the patient to be an important part of the patient’s role in the patient/physician relationship. Prompt payment for services rendered is expected and failure to comply or respond to repeated communications from our office may result in discharge from practice and/or involvement of an outside collection agency. Once an account balance has reached 60 days past due and/or referred to an outside agency, these balances must be resolved before seeing a physician.