Patient Financial Policy Form
Thank you for choosing Peninsula GI Medical Group as your health care provider. We are committed to providing you the best possible medical care. Please understand that payment of your bill is important. The following is a statement of our Financial Policy, which we require you to read and sign prior to any treatment.
Notice to Consumers
Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California
**All Patients must complete a Patient Information Form before seeing the doctor.
As a courtesy our office will bill your insurance for the services you will receive. We cannot bill your insurance company unless you give us correct insurance information. It is your responsibility to inform us if your insurance has changed at any time during treatment. Please understand that your bill is ultimately your responsibility whether your insurance company pays or not. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. We are not a party to that contract. If your insurance company has not paid your account in full within 45 business days, it will then become your responsibility to pay the balance. We accept Cash, Check, Visa and Master Card. Please be aware that some, and perhaps all, of the services provided may be non-covered services and not considered reasonable and necessary under your medical insurance.
**All co-pays are due at the time of treatment.
***We DO NOT accept any Blue Cross Covered California, Blue Cross Pathways, or SutterSelect EPO plans. If you have Blue Cross or Health Net insurance, it is your responsibility to know if it is through Covered California. If this is realized after your visit, you will be responsible for the entire cost of the visit.
Due to the amount of time allotted for scheduled endoscopic procedures, we do request at least 3 working days notice for cancellation of any procedures. It is our policy to charge a $300.00 cancellation fee if given less than 72 hours notice. We will waive this fee if we are able to fill your procedure time; however, there is no guarantee that we will be able to do that in such a short amount of time. If you are scheduled for an office appointment, we must receive a notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance. Our policy is to charge for missed appointments at the rate of a normal office visit. The charge for a late cancellation/no show procedure or appointment will be billed directly to you and not to your insurance. Please help us serve you better by keeping scheduled appointments.