Financial Policy

Please read below for important information on our financial policies.

Payment at Time of Service

We require a copy of your current insurance card at the time of your visit. If you are unable to present your card before seeing the doctor, the visit may be considered fee for services, and full payment may be collected. If you are an established patient, please verify all information and notify us of any changes.

Verification of Benefits

As a rule, we try to verify all benefits prior to your appointment, but in some cases this is not possible. It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure we are a provider, know what your benefits are, that you have insurance and have supplied us with valid insurance information. When required it is the responsibly of the patient to obtain all needed insurance referral or authorization. In the event your insurance claim is denied you will be responsible for the services rendered.

Filing Claims

If we are a participating provider for your insurance we will file your claim for you. When your insurance processes the claim, we will make the appropriate adjustments.

Co-Payments

Please note that you will be responsible for any copayment, coinsurance or deductible amounts as set forth by your insurance company. Your copayments, coinsurance and/or deductibles are due at the time of services.

Payment for Surgery

An estimated payment for surgery will be collected prior to your procedure as the doctor cannot collect payment at the time of service at the hospital.

Filling Out Forms

We charge a $35.00 fee for filling out FMLA, Disability, or any other forms. Please allow 5 business days for the completion of forms. Some employers will reimburse you for this charge.

No-Show Fees

Steven Porter MD reserves the right to bill $50 for no-show appointments (appointments missed without advanced notice of any kind). A lesser fee of $35 will be assessed for failure to proivde adequate notice of cancellation (24 hours).

Payment Methods

We accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard and Visa. There will be a $35.00 charge for any and all returned checks.