We accept payment by check, cash or credit cardBilling & Insurance

It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. We offer a 20% discount for payment-in-full at the time of service. We also offer financing options through our office, decided on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs. We accept Visa, Master card and Discover only. Personal checks are accepted.

Paying For Your Office Visit

If you have a health plan that we participate in, we submit your claims to the insurance company for you. Our receptionist makes a copy of your insurance card at check-in, and if you have a co-pay, it is due at that time. We accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa for your convenience.

If your insurance company requires you to obtain a referral from your PCP’s office before seeing a gastroenterologist. Please be sure to bring the referral with you to your appointment.

If you do not have a health plan that we participate in, you are expected to either pay for your visit up front or set up an automatic payment plan (see below).

Paying For Your Procedure

When you have a GI procedure done, four different entities come together to ensure that it is safe, comfortable, and effective:

  • the gastroenterologist who performs the procedure
  • the anesthesiologist
  • the facility (the hospital or surgical center where the procedure is done)
  • the pathology lab (if polyps are removed for analysis)

You can expect to receive separate bills from each of these entities for the role they play in your care. Contact your insurance company directly if you are unsure about how your health plan handles each of these bills.

Automatic Monthly Payment Plans

Patients who owe a substantial sum, either because of a high-deductible health plan or a lack of insurance coverage, may set up an automatic monthly payment plan (Visa or Mastercard) to ease the immediate burden of their healthcare costs.

Insurance

Hampshire Gastroenterology Associates accepts payment from most major insurance companies:

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • ConnectiCare
  • Cigna
  • Fallon
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health New England
  • Masshealth (Plan e dependant)
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Please note, however, that individual health plans vary in their coverage. Please contact your insurance company to verify that we participate in your health plan and to clarify what your financial responsibility is when you come to see us (co-pay, payment toward a deductible, or coinsurance).

If your insurance covers gastroenterology treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. We are a preferred provider for some insurance carriers, but you must first check with your carrier as insurance policies vary. If accepted, we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims for you for reimbursement under the terms of your policy.

Payment for service is expected at the time of your appointment to avoid an additional $10.00 fee. It is your responsibility to understand the details of your insurance policy, including deductibles, co-pays and coverage. If your insurance requires a referral, it is also your responsibility to acquire this.

If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our policies, our billing staff is happy to assist you.  Please call us at (413) 586-8910