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Financial Policy

FINANCIAL POLICY:

Thank you for choosing Universal Pediatrics as your health care provider. We are committed to your successful treatment. Please understand that payment of your bill is considered part of your treatment. The following is a statement of our Financial Policy. 


FULL PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF SERVICE.

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, MASTERCARD, VISA AND BANK CARDS FOR DEBIT, CREDIT, HEALTH SAVINGS AND FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS.


REGARDING INSURANCE

We will file all insurance claim forms for our patients, provided we receive a copy of your insurance card and assignment of benefits is given to Universal Pediatrics. If we are a participating provider with your insurance company, we will bill them first. All co-payments will be collected at the time of service in accordance with our contract with that insurance company. If we are not a participating provider with your insurance carrier, payment in full is collected at the time of service. It is your responsibility to know your insurance benefits.


USUAL AND CUSTOMARY FEES

Our practice is committed to providing the best treatment for our patients and we charge what is usual and customary for this area. You are responsible for payment regardless of any insurance company's arbitrary determination of usual and customary rates.


MEDICAID RECIPIENTS

It is your responsibility to designate Universal Pediatrics as your child's medical care provider. You must present your Medicaid Managed Care Card at every visit for verification of medical provider. You can be turned away if you do not present your card or we can not verify your coverage.


REGARDING COURT ORDERS

This office will hold the presenting parent/guardian whose signature is on our acknowledgment form financially responsible for all charges incurred, regardless of divorce decree or child support order as stated by Massachusetts Law.


OUTSIDE COLLECTION

We do not like to send anyone to collections but from time to time we have no choice.  No one is sent to collections unless approved by the office and billing company and we follow all Massachusetts laws involving this matter.


DELINQUENT BALANCE

Every attempt is made to ensure your account responsibility does not become delinquent. Your account will be considered delinquent at 60 days from date of service. Payment plans can be arranged with our billing department. 

Thank you in advance for complying with our Financial Policy. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Universal Pediatric Associates, PC