Dear Surgery Patient:
The surgery you have had or are about to receive has three (3) separately billable components which consist of:
- The professional services of the surgeon;
- The professional services of the certified registered nurse anesthetist and/or anesthesiologist, and the anesthesia staff; and
- The facility fee (for use of the surgery center proper).
Each of the entities providing services is a separate company, and cannot answer billing questions for the other, so please contact the appropriate company for billing related concerns. Innovative Practice Strategies, LLC will be providing the anesthesia services listed in item 2.
Is anesthesia covered by health insurance?
Anesthesia is commonly a covered component of your surgery. As a courtesy to you, the bill/claim for your anesthesia services will be filed directly to your primary insurance carrier. We have accepted assignment of benefits and your insurance carrier should send the payment directly to our remittance address below. If we have a secondary insurance on file, we will file a claim on your behalf for the amount not paid by your primary insurance. If no secondary insurance was provided at the time of service, we will send you a statement for the co-insurance due as determined by your insurance carrier. You will be responsible for your designated deductible and/or co-pay as determined by your policy/plan.
What if IPS does not participate with my health insurance plan?
In the event that Innovative Practice Strategies, LLC is not a participant within your insurance plan, we will work with your carrier through appeal efforts to minimize any penalties to your due to our non-participating (i.e., out-of-network) status. We are often able to negotiate with your insurer to allow minimal or no out-of-pocket costs to you due to our out-of-network status, but we cannot guarantee this result. The amount you may owe will be within the participating benefit rate limits in your area. You will also be required to pay your designated deductible and/or co-pay as determined by your policy/plan.
What do I do if my health insurance sent a check to me?
If your insurance carrier sends payment directly to you, please endorse the back of the check and list “Pay to the order of Innovative Practice Strategies, LLC” above your signature, or, write a personal check for the amount received. Please forward payment to the name and address listed below. We will also require a copy of the original explanation of benefits received with payment.
What if I have further questions about IPS Services?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-888-337-3509.
Innovative Practice Strategies, LLC
PO BOX 864602
Orlando, FL 32886-4602