Insurance and Billing
BEYOND DENTISTRY GUIDELINES AND FINANCIAL POLICY
I voluntarily and knowingly request and consent to the services, treatments and/or procedures recommended by the dentist and to all diagnostic methods deemed appropriate by the dentist which may include, but not be limited to, x-rays, study models, imagery, and other aids. I authorize the dentist to perform all such services, treatments and/or procedures and to utilize all such diagnostic methods. Further, I acknowledge and understand that the dentist may engage the assistance of others in performing such services, treatments and/or procedures and in utilizing such diagnostic methods.
I understand that the practice of dentistry is not an exact science and I acknowledge that no guarantees have been made to me concerning the results of the services, treatments, procedures and/or diagnostic methods that have been recommended. I also understand that the use of anesthesia carries with it significant risks that have been explained to me.
I understand and acknowledge that I am fully and completely responsible for the payment of all costs associated with the services, treatments, procedures and/or diagnostic methods performed and utilized by the dentist and others. I acknowledge that any insurance coverage or managed care benefit that I may have is based on a contract between my insurance company or managed care company and me, my spouse and/or my employer. The dentist is not a party to this contract and the services, treatments, procedures and/or diagnostic methods are provided to me. Therefore, I acknowledge that I am fully responsible for the payment of all sums owed to the dentist for the services, treatments, procedures and/or diagnostic methods provided to me. As a courtesy to me, the dental office will bill my insurance company or managed care company and I acknowledge that I will remain liable for any and all amounts not paid by the insurance company or managed care company for any reason (including but not limited to the insurance company or managed care company declining coverage after initially approving it) or if the insurance company or managed care company fails for any reason to reimburse the dentist within 30 days after being billed by the dentist. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to provide the dentist with my current insurance or managed care information and any changes
All returned checks will be subject to a $ 25 returned check fee. Any account balances that remain unpaid for 90 days from the date of service shall accrue interest at the rate of 18 percent (%) per year and may be referred to a collection company or attorney. In the event this occurs, I understand that I will be liable for collection costs of $99.00. Further, in the event any unpaid account balance is referred to an attorney for collection, I agree also to be responsible for all costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in connection therewith.
We must receive at least a 24 hour notice prior to any cancellations or change in appointment times. We charge $100 per hour reserved with the doctor and $50 for hygiene appointments.
I consent to the dentist’s use and disclosure of my health information to my insurance company or managed care company and any agent thereof. I hereby assign to the dentist all of the insurance and managed care benefits due to me for the services, treatments, procedures and/or diagnostic methods provided to me and I authorize my insurance company ‘and/or managed care company to make payment directly to the dentist for the costs associated therewith.
I further consent to be contacted by the dentist, any agent of the dental office, or any collection agency (or agent thereof) or attorney to whom an unpaid account balance has been assigned or referred by mail at any address that I provide to the dental office and/or by facsimile, email or phone number (whether a cell phone or landline) at any facsimile number, email address or phone number (whether a cell phone or landline) that I provide to the dental office or any agent of the dental office.
Simple Payment Solutions
Here at Beyond Dentistry, we believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy and attractive smile regardless of their financial position. In order to help accomplish this, we offer a wide range of financing options that will meet nearly any budget. We accept most PPO plans and many of our treatments are covered by insurance. Please reach out to your insurance carrier to find out more about your specific insurance plan and what is covered. For your convenience, we also accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Venmo and Paypal.
We are committed to providing the most reasonable cost to our valued patients. Because of this, payment for services is due at the time of service unless we have made prior arrangements.
Financing with Care Credit
If you are interested in financing your dental treatment instead of paying upfront, we accept third-party financing through CareCredit. CareCredit provides patients with many choices for financing. An application for CareCredit can be found at their website, or you can pick up an application from our office during your visit.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at (619) 427-1200 or email us.