We will make every effort to keep down the cost of your medical care. To this extent, you can assist by providing payment at the time a service is rendered. Additionally, we will inform you of any out-of-pocket expenses specified by your insurance plan prior to your scheduled procedure. Specific questions regarding your billing may be directed to our billing staff. They will be happy to provide you with any necessary assistance and guidance during regular office hours.
We participate with many insurance plans, including PA Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross,Keystone Health Plan, First Priority Health and Life, Geisinger Health Plan, Health America, Health Assurance, Aetna, Medicare. We are also a participating provider with numerous managed health care (ie. HMO and PPO ) plans as well. If you are unsure of Dr. Kimmel’s participation with your insurance, please feel free to call our office and speak directly with our billing department.
In general, our guidelines for billing are outlined by the insurance carriers with which we participate. Please recognize that insurance is considered a method of assisting the patient for fees owed to the physician and not necessarily a complete substitute for payment. It is therefore, your responsibility to pay any insurance deductable, co-payment, co-insurance or other unpaid balance not covered by your health insurance.
When it comes to financing your procedures we accept a variety of payment options, including personal checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) as well as financing arrangements with a local bank and national health care credit organizations (Care-Credit). If financial considerations are what stand between you and your enhanced new image, we are confident that we can offer you a financing option that best fits your budget and lifestyle. Once you’ve made this determination, you’ll be provided a confidential credit application which you can complete either at our office or in the privacy of your own home, depending on your personal preference. In either case, our experienced staff are available to assist you in this process if needed.