Our goal is to provide you with affordable, high quality treatment. We offer payment options and will thoroughly explain your choices. If you have any questions about payment, please ask us. We will work to accommodate your needs. Also, as a convenience, our patients can make payments online through the patient portal.
If your insurance covers treatment, you have the benefit of reduced personal costs. We will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action, as insurance policies vary. Please remember that insurance is a benefit. Also, if your benefits change during the course of treatment, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.
The professional fees in our office are carefully examined and are customary for orthopaedic surgeons in our area. We make every attempt to keep your overall medical expenses to a minimum. The cost of operating a large orthopaedic practice is significant, and this is reflected as part of our fee. Billing costs are a portion of this overhead, and in an effort to keep this cost to a minimum, it is expected that fees for office visits and X-rays will be paid at the time your service is rendered. This gives you a clear understanding of your bill and an opportunity to discuss any problems.
If you have insurance, you will be provided with a copy of your bill, which is completely acceptable to your insurance company and may be mailed to your company by you so that you may be properly reimbursed. We do not want any patient to suffer undue financial hardship because of their misfortune.
If you are having difficulty with your account, please do not hesitate to request a meeting with our accounting department where a confidential discussion may help resolve your problem. For your convenience, payments for your office visits may be made by cash, check, or credit card.
For Georgia Bone & Joint office visits, payment is expected on the day of your office visit. You will be furnished information and a form to use in claiming the reimbursement from your insurance company, but we will not file claims for you unless we have a prior agreement with your insurance carrier.
For surgical procedures and other services performed outside of our office, we may agree to file with your insurance company for payment to be made directly to us. This will allow you to avoid paying a large fee and having to wait to be reimbursed. You will be asked to talk with our accounting department prior to your surgical procedure to make certain that we have appropriate insurance information for your account. We will do whatever we can to assist you with your insurance claim.
In instances where there is an accident-related injury that may require legal action, we hold the person who has received our services responsible for the bill payment, regardless of any pending legal action. Once Georgia Bone & Joint receives the bill, we will furnish any necessary information to your legal counsel.
For work-related injuries, we will need written authorization from your insurance carrier.
If you have any questions regarding work-related conditions, please contact our office at (770) 502-2175.
Georgia Bone & Joint is a Medicare provider and accepts assignment for Medicare patients.
Please note, deductibles and co-payments are due at the time of your appointment.
If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage or payment and billing, please contact a Georgia Bone & Joint representative at (770) 502-2175.