- Usual and Customary Rates
Our practice is committed to providing the best treatment for our patients. Our fees are reviewed and have been determined to be reasonable for our area.
- Insurance Billing
We will bill any private dental insurance company for which we receive complete billing information. This does not release patients from their obligation to make sure that the fees are paid to us. The responsibility for payment of fees is the direct obligation of the patient regardless of any insurance payment. We will not bill DSHS or Medicare.
Many patients carry insurance for dental care but few have 100% coverage. Though we may have some knowledge about your specific policy, the number of policies and dental plans are too great for us to keep current with all. Remember, you and your employer purchased the policy and the final decision regarding your benefits is between you and the insurance carrier.
We can help you determine specific coverage of a service by submitting a pre-determination to your insurance company on your behalf. The insurance company may take 4-6 weeks to process claim.
- Third Party Billing
Our policy is NOT to bill a third party. Business, home and auto insurance are all considered third party. We consider patients that have third party relationships to be self pay patients. Please see the self-pay policy listed below.
- Self Pay Patients
Patients without insurance are expected to pay at the time of service or when billed. We will extend a courtesy discount of 5% for patients without insurance that pay at the time of service with a check or cash and 3% discount for those who pay with a credit card. After 60 days, bills are considered past due. After 90 days bills will be eligible for transfer to a collection agency. It is your responsibility to contact us with any address and/or insurance changes. To ensure that you are not sent to collections, contact us if you have not received a bill within 30 days of the date of service.
- Methods of Payment
We accept cash, check, VISA, and/or MasterCard.