Billing & Insurance
As a courtesy, we will file claims to your insurance carrier(s). To ensure proper processing, please ensure you present your most current insurance card(s). We request that pre-registration occurs in person, however understand that is not possible in all cases. If you are unable to pre-register in person, please provide us with a phone number we can contact you at for this purpose.
We will verify your primary insurance for eligibility and benefit coverage. Upon completion of this, you may be contacted to pay a copay or a portion of your deductible and out of pocket prior to procedure. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, major credit cards, and Care Credit. Failure to pay prior to surgery may result in the cancellation of your procedure.
Mississippi Valley Health is committed to working with you to resolve your balance and offers the following payment options to help you resolve your account as quickly as possible.
Click here to
PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE
Payment in full: Payment can be made by check, cash, credit card or CareCredit. A 10% discount is offered on those accounts paid in full within 21 days of their initial statement.
Payment arrangements: Convenient monthly payment arrangements can be set up utilizing Care Credit. Please visit their website at carecredit.com or call 1-866-893-7864 for more details. Payment arrangements may also be made directly with the facility for up to:
- 12 months for those balances exceeding $1,000
- 9 months for balances between $500 and $1,000
- 6 months for balances under $500
Minimum payments of $25 must be paid monthly with the remaining balance paid within the above stated guidelines. Please contact us at 563-344-8343 to set up an arrangement.
A note of interest about billing for your procedure:
You may receive up to five (5) bills for your procedure. Typically, those bills will come from the following sources:
- Doctor's Fee - this will come from the doctor
- Facility Fee - this will come from the location where you had the procedure
- Biopsy Fee - this will come from the pathologist that reviews your biopsy if one is taken
- Lab Fee - this will come from the lab that prepares your biopsy slide or if you have had any pre-testing of your blood, an EKG, etc.
- Anesthesia Fee - this will come from the anesthesia provider
If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy procedure, we strongly encourage you to contact your insurance company regarding your benefits for both screening and diagnostic procedures. If you are scheduled for a screening colonoscopy and the doctor has a need to remove tissue in the form of biopsy or polyp, some insurance companies will process the claim toward a patient’s benefits as opposed to paying 100% for screening benefits. The coding is submitted to insurance companies based upon the procedure performed and findings from it as dictated by the physician.
For additional billing questions please call 563-344-8343.
Many patients put off treatments and procedures because they cannot afford to pay. We offer CareCredit payment options as an alternative to consumer credit cards, cash or checks. CareCredit allows you to pay over time instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. Offering CareCredit removes the accounts receivable responsibilities from the doctor and allows them to focus on recommending and providing the best care to their patients. Complete the online Care Credit Application to see if you qualify.