Insurance and Billing
Insurance can be confusing, but we will do everything possible to simplify the process! Please call the Billing Department with questions at 713-270-4545. We are committed to helping you with any insurance or billing concerns.
Insurance and Billing Information
Southwest Nephrology Associates, LLP, participates in most managed care plans. This list changes frequently, so please call our Billing Department for the latest update. If we participate with your plan, we will file a claim to them for the services we provide to you. You are responsible for any co-payment and/or deductible at the time services are rendered.
If we do not participate with your insurance plan, we expect full payment at the time services are provided. Our experience is that this method works best for both parties. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
We have an insurance verification department that verifies your eligibility and benefits to determine your financial responsibility on any particular visit. This allows us to know in advance what your insurance company will pay for services that day and what your share of the charge will be, and we will collect that amount from you at the time of service. We must advise you that it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to be aware of coverage for any medical service received. Therefore, we strongly advise that you contact your insurance company prior to your visit to verify that the service for which you are scheduled is covered under your plan.
Our practice firmly believes that a good physician/patient relationship is based upon understanding and good communication. If you have any question about our fees, your statement or insurance in general, please feel free to call and discuss these matters with anyone in our Billing Department at 713-270-4545.
We thank you in advance for choosing our physicians as your healthcare provider. We look forward to providing you with the care you deserve.