Insurance & Billing
With a patient-centered focus, Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center strives to make
the billing and insurance process as simple and straightforward as possible.
We understand that navigating health insurance matters can often be complex
or challenging. That is why we are here to provide the insight and direction
you need, helping you feel confident about each step.
Maintaining relationships with several insurance companies, we make sure
to protect our patients and make sure they are treated appropriately and
fairly. When you come to our Los Angeles surgical center for treatment,
we carefully explain your financial responsibilities ahead of time and
provide answers to any questions you may have.
What to Bring to Your Surgery
You will need to make sure that you bring all insurance cards and documents
with you so that we can properly process your insurance papers. If there
are any amounts not covered by your insurances or deductibles, those must
be paid on the day of surgery.
It is important to note that our surgery center fees only cover the use
of the facility, not the laboratory, surgeon, X-ray, anesthesiologist,
or additional fees. You can expect to be billed separately for these costs.
Our insurance networks include the following:
- Blue Cross
- Blue Shield
- Workers’ Compensation
- All out-of-network (OON) insurances
Insurance Information to Bring
Our staff will bill your primary and secondary insurance carriers (or governmental
agency) directly on your behalf. We request that you bring your most current
insurance or similar card with you on the day of your surgery. Bring all
pertinent insurance information, including secondary insurance carrier
information, as well as a photo ID for validation.
Make sure you are aware of any admission policies in place within your
insurance plan. If you fail to obtain a physician referral, second opinion,
or similar step, you may have your benefits reduced.
Special Financial Arrangements
Patients who do not have any insurance coverage may be asked to pay part
of their fees in advance. We realize, however, that some patients may
need a special financial arrangement. If you would like to learn more
about alternative methods of payment accepted at Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center,
contact our office today. We accept cash, cashier’s checks, personal
checks, and credit cards. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted
with credit card approval.
Have additional questions?As a patient, you have the right to request more information on our payment
policies and fees.
If you do have questions, call