It is our goal to provide the best possible dental care for you. We do realize that financial concerns are unavoidable. We therefore offer the following financial options. We will be happy to work with you to plan the most appropriate arrangements for you. We want you to be able to enjoy the benefits of dental health.
ASSIGNMENT OF INSURANCE:
Our office understands the value of insurance benefits to our patients and we gladly accept assignment of insurance benefits. Rarely does an insurance company cover an entire bill. We will do our best to estimate your deductible and the portion that will be covered by your insurance carrier. However, any balance remaining is your direct responsibility. This includes any non-covered services, yearly deductible, or co-payments specific to your individual insurance plan. Since it would be impossible for us to be familiar with the details of every insurance plan due to it being an agreement between you, your employer and your insurance company, we ask that you be aware of your financial responsibilities under the terms of your policy.
Savings Program for Prepayment In Full (benefiting Cash and Out of Network Insurance Patients): Our office offers a savings program for patients willing to pay for the entire cost of their treatment prior to treatment beginning. We extend a 10% savings for prepayment in cash and 5% for prepayment with credit card. For patients with out-of-network insurance, the savings program does require that you file and accept your own insurance. There is no assignment of benefit to our office. This option is available for treatment over $1000. We will continue to offer a cash discount for our patients who do not have insurance. For treatment less than $1000, the discount will be 5% (this is cash or check only) We will be happy to file and accept benefits for patients with out-of-network insurance but cannot offer a cash discount for this service. For patients with in-network insurance, we will continue to honor your discounted rates and file your insurance.
Preauthorized Payment Option: This option allows you to extend payment up to 6 months with no interest attached. A 40% down payment is required prior to treatment beginning. Your remaining monthly payments are handled through pre-authorization of payment through your checking, savings or credit card account. You will simply choose a day of the month convenient for your budget and our office will deposit your payment on the day specified. This option is only available to existing patients with a credit history with our practice.
Outside Financing Options: Our office has contracted with a financing company so that we can offer you several attractive payment options. The qualification process is simple and can usually be completed within 20 to 30 minutes. You have your choice of the following options within this program:
90 days same as cash
6-12 month 0% financing
Overdue/Past Due Accounts: If your account becomes more than 90 days delinquent, Smith & Cole Dentistry reserves the right to turn your account over to an outside debt collector. Once your account has been turned over for collection, Smith & Cole will not be able to assist you with your account.
Dependents Age 18-26: We recognize that many of our patients aged 18-26 are covered by their parent/guardian’s insurance. We do require that each patient give us permission to discuss treatment and financial information with the financially responsible party. Once permission is granted, we require the parent/guardian to sign a responsible party agreement. This agreement states that the responsible party assumes liability for any treatment that we provide with the patient’s permission.