We need a copy of your insurance cards to properly file your insurance. Please check with your insurance or workers compensation carrier for any pre-certification requirements prior to surgery.
We will submit your claim to your insurance company within 10 days of your procedure. Prior to surgery, you may be responsible for payment of your deductible, co-payment, and co-insurance payment as determined by your insurance provider on the day of surgery.
If you do not have health insurance, you are responsible for the facility fee which will be collected on the day of surgery. All accounts are expected to be paid in full within 60 days.
Since your insurance contract is an agreement between you and the insurance company, we bill your insurance company as a courtesy; any unpaid balance remains the responsibility of the patient or person who signs for financial responsibility of the account. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring prompt payment from your insurance company.
The Surgery Center of Fort Collins is a participating Medicare Provider. We will file charges for services rendered to Medicare and also bill all supplemental insurance. Medicare patients are responsible for the co-payments and deductible amounts not paid by a supplemental insurance.
A current Medicaid ID card is required on the day of your procedure.
You may receive other fees related to your surgery that are not part of the center’s charges. These may include fees from the surgeon, anesthesiologist, pathologist, radiologist, and testing performed at other facilities, all of which will be billed separately.
The Center charges a “facility fee” for each surgical procedure performed by your surgeon. This fee includes the cost of nursing personnel, medications, supplies and the use of the operating and recovery rooms; specialized operating room monitoring equipment and use of the admitting and discharge rooms. You will receive a separate bill from your surgeon and your anesthesiologist, if one is needed for your procedure.
Our fees are estimated charges based on the procedures that are scheduled. Final charges are based on actual procedures performed.
The Surgery Center of Fort Collins accepts most major commercial insurance including:
- Blue Choice (Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Anthem)
- United Health Care
- Workers Compensation
If you have questions regarding fees or insurance, please feel free to contact us.
SCFC accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Care Credit, personal check, cashier’s check and cash. A Patient Account Coordinator is available to discuss your individual account.
Important Billing Information
As you prepare for your procedure, we want to make sure you understand how you will be billed for the services you receive. At a minimum, you will receive three separate bills. Depending on your specific procedure, you may also receive additional bills. The success of your procedure depends on a team effort by many dedicated professionals including those in our Center.
Surgery Center’s Bill: You will get a bill from the Surgery Center of Fort Collins for what is known as the facility fee. This fee is for the staff, supplies, medication and equipment we provide for your safe and successful experience here.
Surgeon’s Bill: The surgeon performing your surgery is not an employee of the Surgery Center of Fort Collins. The surgeon will bill you separately for his/her services. The surgeon’s bill will be sent from the surgeon’s office. You must address all questions and send all payments for your surgeon to that office.
Anesthesiologist Bill: The anesthesia you receive during your procedure will be provided by an anesthesiologist that is not an employee of the Surgery Center of Fort Collins and will bill you separately . The anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout the procedure. You must address all questions and send all payments for your anesthesiologist to that office.
Other Bills: Depending on several factors related to your particular procedure, you may receive services for which you will get additional bills. These additional bills may include:
- Pathology Bill: Example, testing of any tissue samples taken during the procedure.
- Laboratory Bill: Example, fees for blood or urine test.