As a courtesy to our patients, Western Slope Cardiology, PC will bill all insurance companies. However, we only contract with this partial list of insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Railroad Medicare
- Rocky Mountain Health Plans
- United Healthcare
Western Slope Cardiology accepts the above payments, but aren’t necessarily the preferred provider. Please check with your insurance for preferred providers.
After payments have been made by the insurance company, the patient will receive a bill for any coinsurance or deductible. The bills are sent out the first of each month and it is the patient’s responsibility to pay this bill. The phone numbers to our office are listed on each statement for the patients benefit if they need assistance setting up payment arrangements or if there are any questions about the bill.
Upon close monitoring of our aging report, the billing department contacts each patient with a balance that has had no payments or insufficient payments made on it with a final notice letter. This means that the patient has received two statements from us and has made no attempt to pay us or contact us. If, after ten days there is no response the account will be turned over to the collection agency. This will make a total of three mailings for payment. Once a patient has been turned over to the collection agency twice they will be expected to pay for services rendered on the day of the appointment.
Extended Payment Arrangements
Western Slope Cardiology, PC allows up to six months for an account to be paid off in full if prior arrangements have been made with our billing department. Our office accepts credit cards as well as personal checks, cashiers checks and cash. In some instances a patient may have to secure a personal loan in order to pay off their bill. Any bills not paid off within the six months from the second statement will be turned over to a collection agency.
Please bring with you to your appointment any insurance cards you may have. Western Slope Cardiology, PC will bill all insurance companies as a courtesy. Any unpaid charges will be your responsibility for non-contracting insurance companies. If you do not have insurance, you must call our billing department in order to set up payment arrangements.