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Credit policy

Patient responsibility

Patients are responsible for all charges resulting from treatment provided by Northwest Cardiovascular Institute, LLP. As a service to you, we will bill your insurance carriers directly. In the event your insurance coverage is not in effect or you have a service rendered that is not covered by your insurance, you will be financially responsible for these services. Your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company. After insurance pays on your charges per office visit, the remaining balance is due in full within 30 days. We are unable to carry unpaid patient balances on your account. We accept credit cards, personal checks, and cash payments.

Insurance billing

As a courtesy, we will bill your primary and secondary insurance for you. All of our providers are participating providers with Medicare. Providing correct insurance billing information is the responsibility of the patient.  We need you to present your current insurance card at each visit.

Referrals

Prior to scheduling an appointment with our office, you are responsible for securing a referral and or authorization from your primary care physician if required by your insurance.

Co-payments

Co-payments are due at the time of your appointment. There will be an additional charge of $25 for a late fee if our office has to bill you for your co-payment.

Self-pay patients

Patients without insurance coverage will be required to make a minimum payment of $350 at the time of their first new patient office visit. Payment for any remaining balance will be required within 30 days of receiving their first billing statement.

Returned checks

There will be a $25 fee for all checks returned due to non-sufficient funds.