FEES AND INSURANCE


Lexington Family Physicians, P.A. has set its fees at the usual and customary rates for family practice in this area. The fees also are determined by the complexity of any problem you may have. If you have questions about the fees please discuss them with us. If you have insurance, please tell us before you are seen. If your insurance coverage changes, please let us know before your next office visit. The insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. We will assist you in obtaining the full benefits of your insurance coverage. Deductibles, co-payments and other balances not covered by your insurance carrier are your responsibility. Upon discharge, we will estimate your deductible and/or co-payment so that you may pay at that time. Again, if you have any questions regarding our fees, we encourage you to discuss them with us.

GENERAL INFORMATION

OTHER FEES
Periodically you may need special services from our business office. There is a nominal charge to cover these extra costs. You can expect a charge for the following services: returned checks, requested copies of the medical chart by your insurance company, attorney or if you wish to transfer your records to another practice.

LIABILITIES
It is the patient's responsibility, the person receiving care, to promptly pay for services rendered. Therefore, a liability suit against someone else is not a reason for delaying payment to us. Once your account has been financially satisfied, we will assist you by providing your attorney with the necessary medical information. The patient will need to sign a “release of information” form which must accompany any such requests.

WORKERS COMPENSATION
All patients who present themselves for treatment due to a work related accident (worker's compensation), must have their employer provide the necessary paperwork. Should the workers compensation carrier deny the claim, it is the patient's responsibility for payment.

MEDICAL CARE
Bring all medicines which you are taking to each appointment. We expect you to provide us with your medical history, as well as information about any care you obtain outside of our Practice to include your current medications, recent test results, visits to other doctors and health care providers, behavioral health services, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.

PREVENTATIVE CARE
Your Preventative Care Visit (Physical) includes a routine physical exam, immunizations and services that have been defined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A majority of insurance plans no longer charge a coinsurance (copay) or deductible for preventative services. Please be aware that if you have other health issues, your insurance may require Lexington Family Physicians to charge a copay for that visit. Check with your insurance company about what preventative services are covered by your plan. If you discuss symptoms of acute or chronic diseases at your Preventative Care Visit (Physical), it is considered “diagnostic” and you will most likely be required to pay a copayment.