Insurance and Payment
Parker Pediatrics and Adolescents, P.C. (PPA) wants to be sure that you understand our responsibility to you and your insurance company, as well as your financial responsibility to us. Please read this carefully and ask further questions if needed.
We participate with the following insurance plans with any exclusions noted:
- Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Cigna – Most plans, but NOT the following:
- Colorado Children’s Health Plan (CHP)
- Colorado Health Neighborhood
- Bright Health
- Medicaid/Health First Colorado
- United Healthcare
If you are not a member of one of our contracted plans, we will be happy to see you under a fee-for service agreement. Payment is expected to be paid at the time of service and you will receive a copy of the feeslip to submit to your plan. We offer a discount for anyone who pays for their visit in full at the time of service.
It is your responsibility to understand your particular plan, as well as any health savings plans you may have in effect. According to your insurance plan, you are responsible for any copays, deductibles, coinsurance or non-covered services. Copays are due at the time of your visit.
Credit Card on File
This is the most convenient, cost effective and green method for paying any balances due on your account. You can be assured that your credit card information will be safe and secure in the encrypted merchant services vault with Authorize.Net. Once the information has been received, it will be secured in a lock box until it is ready to be entered into our credit card system. We will then shred the information and from that point forward, will only have access to the last 4 digits. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
Your insurance company will be billed and when we receive payment from them, any balance due by you will be applied to your credit card which may not be for another 30 days as most insurance claims take 2 to 3 weeks to process. PPA will only utilize your credit card on file for balances due on your account. If you choose not to give us a credit card to keep on file, then it is expected that you will pay your statement promptly upon receipt. We offer online bill pay as well.
The maximum amount that would automatically be charged to your credit card is $300. For accounts with balances over $300, we will charge the first $300 and then you will be notified of the balance for permission to charge your credit card with the balance or to make payment arrangements.
Please be assured that if there are financial difficulties which preclude you from settling your account, we are more than happy to work with you but you must communicate this to us and make a plan with our Business Office. Also be aware, that unless you have a credit card on file, the adult who accompanies the patient or the unaccompanied adolescent will be responsible for copayments.
Well visit/annual exam and asthma appointments require a 24-hour cancellation notice, and all psychology appointments require a 48-hour notice. Late cancellation/no show fees respectively range from $65.00 to $85.00. Under certain circumstances, patients may be discharged from our practice in lieu of this fee.
If there are financial difficulties, we will work with you to allow uninterrupted care for your child(ren). If, however, you fail to respond to your financial obligation either by payment or arrangements with our Business Office, we will need to enforce our collection policy. This could involve your account being turned over to our collection agency, collection fees assessed, and dismissal from our practice.