Insurance and Billing
At the time of your visit, patients need to provide our office with the correct insurance information, including your insurance card to be copied. We ask that all co-insurance and deductibles be paid at the time the service is performed. We will perform courtesy billing for you, provided you have given us all pertinent billing information.
Your insurance coverage is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Financial responsibility rests with the patient for deductibles, co-insurance and non-covered services. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
The Westchester Endoscopy Center bills for only the facility fee. You will receive a separate bill from the physician who performed the procedure and the anesthesiologist who provided anesthesia service. In addition, if a biopsy is taken during the procedure and/or a polyp removed and sent to the lab be analyzed, you may receive a separate bill directly from the lab that performed the pathological exam.
Components of fee for services therefore include:
- Facility fee – billed by Westchester Endoscopy Center
- Physician fee – billed by the doctor’s office
- Anesthesia fee – billed by anesthesia provider
- Pathology fee – billed by the pathology lab(applies only if biopsies were taken)
Accepted Insurance Plans
Our Endoscopy Center is dedicated to providing consumers with as much information as possible regarding potential healthcare costs. Accordingly, we have listed information on participating insurers and providers. It is important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each plan is different, and some provide different levels of coverage that could make a difference in your out-of-pocket costs.
This list is not meant to be comprehensive. Moreover, each plan has multiple products. We may be in network for one and not for the other. If you do not see your plan listed on our website, we strongly recommend that you contact us or your health insurance plan to confirm whether the Endoscopy Center is considered in-network or out-of-network for your plan.
- 1199 NATIONAL HEALTH
- AARP UNITED HEALTHCARE
- BLUE CORSS BLUE SHIELD
- BENEFITS ADMIN SYSTEMS
- CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM
- CHRISTIAN BROS EMPLOYEE TRUST
- CIGNA HEALTHCARE
- FIDELIS CARE
- GHI EMBLEM HEALTH
- GOLDEN RULE INSURANCE CO
- GREAT WEST
- HEALTHFIRST INSURANCE
- LOCAL 137 IUOE
- MEDICAID NY
- MEDICARE DOWNSTATE
- MEDICARE RAILROAD
- MERITAIN HEALTH
- NYS EMPIRE PLAN
- TRANSAMERICA INSURANCE
- TUFTS HEALTH PLAN
- UNITED HEALTHCARE
Rescheduling the procedure, Cancellations and No Shows:
Once a patient is scheduled, we allocate resources for providing care to the patient. Therefore, in order to cancel or reschedule your procedure, it is important that we received a 48 hours-notice so that we may reallocate resources to other patients. This helps us meet the needs of all our patients in a timely manner. If you fail to provide 48 hours-notice, you will be charged a $100 administrative fee.
Cancellations after admissions: Once you have been scheduled for a procedure, we expect you to follow prep instructions as provided by your doctor. You are also required to have someone accompany you home after the procedure and to stay with you for the next 24 hours for your own safety. If you are discharged before the procedure for non-medical reasons, such as, not having a ride, or failing to follow prep instructions, you will be charged a $100 administrative fee.