Does the Clinic accept health insurance?
YES. The Clinic is considered in-network with the following health insurance companies in the US.
In-Network Non-Participating Out of Network
Cigna/Great West X
Blue Cross Blue Shield X
Carefirst/Blue Choice X
UHC plans include Golden Rule, GEHA, Oxford, UMR, and United Health Shared Services
A benefit check will be done to determine the cost of a visit at our office for your particular health insurance policy. All co-pays, co-insurance, and deductible required by the policy will be due at the time of the visit.
Submitting insurance claims
As a convenience for the patient, this office will send claims for services to insurance companies, provided that the patient has given complete and accurate information regarding their insurance plan coverage. For those patients who have an HMO plan that requires a referral from another doctor, it is the patient's responsibility to make sure that a valid referral for services has been received by the Clinic at the time of the visit
Insurance card required
All patients are required to provide a picture ID (e.g. driver's license) and medical insurance card. At the initial visit, copies of these cards will be added to the patient's secure electronic chart. This is required to prevent insurance fraud and identity theft. At the initial visit, the patient must sign an agreement for assignment of benefits (payment) from the insurance company and release of information to the insurance company (in case of payment denial).
The Clinic accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards. The Clinic does not routinely accept personal checks. If the patient sends a check and the bank declines it, the patient will be responsible for a $100 service fee to cover bank and reprocessing fees.
The Clinic offers laboratory services through Sunrise Laboratories as a convenience to the patient. Sunrise Laboratories is contracted and considered in-network with Aetna, Cigna, and all Blue Cross Blue Shield (including Carefirst) plans. The Clinic will bill for all routine lab tests completed at the Clinic. There are some non-routine lab tests that Sunrise Laboratories may have to bill the insurance directly.
Patients are not required to use the Clinic's lab service if it is not convenient for them. Patients may go outside the clinic and choose a different laboratory to process any necessary tests prescribed by a provider at the Clinic. Patients are responsible for any charges these outside laboratories may bill for after claims have been processed by the insurance company. All costs for laboratory tests are separate from any costs for an office visit.
Patients with Blue Choice and United Healthcare plans must have their lab samples processed by LabCorp. Patients with these plans can have their blood drawn at the Clinic and LabCorp will pick up samples at the end of each business day.
Missed medical appointment $75
Missed visit with the Dietitian $50
Medical forms and letters $25
Replacement of lost orders $10
DISCLAIMER: The Washington Endocrine Clinic reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time.