Information About Billing Procedures
Using information obtained from your surgeon’s office, our business office staff will call your insurance company prior to surgery to verify your medical benefits for our facility charge. We will secure any information regarding co-payments, coinsurance, and/or deductible amounts that will be your responsibility. Payment of your share of charges is expected in full prior to or on the day of your procedure.
Your insurance company will receive a bill for the services provided by The Surgery Center at Lutheran. This covers your preoperative evaluation, most supplies and medications, equipment, personnel, and use of the operating and recovery rooms.
If you have no insurance or if your insurance does not cover the procedure to be performed, please make arrangements to pay The Surgery Center at Lutheran facility fee before or on the day of the surgery. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks and Visa/MasterCard.
In addition to the facility fee charges, you will/may receive separate bills for the following services: Your Physician or Surgeon, Anesthesia (if you received general anesthesia or it was necessary for a nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist to be available for your procedure), Laboratory tests, if they were required by your physician, and/ or Pathology, if tissues or specimens were removed during surgery. Any questions regarding these services should be directed to the billing offices of the appropriate provider.
Our business office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage or billing procedures if you call 303.301.7700.