Health Insurance Plans Policies
Even if you have a health insurance plan, you understand that you are responsible for paying for the cost of care you or your child receives, includes costs not covered by your insurance.
We verify eligibility of insurance at every visit and ask you to produce an insurance card at each visit. If your plan required a selected Primary Care Provider (PCP), you must select our practice before being seen.
While Frederick County Pediatrics accepts many insurance plans, the variety of plans and their features makes it impossible for us to know the details of your insurance plan. You are responsible for the details of your insurance plan, including any co-payments, co-insurances, deductible plans, and coverage details. You must notify us of any changes in your plan or your insurance carrier.
By signing this document, you are giving permission to Frederick County Pediatrics to obtain payment directly from your insurance company for the services you receive. You are giving permission to your insurance company to pay Frederick County Pediatrics directly. You are giving Frederick County Pediatrics the legal right to claim payments from insurance companies for the services you receive.
Because of changes in insurance regulations and insurance plans, it is no longer accurate to say "all preventative services are fully covered." Please note your insurance may assess copays or coinsurance even during well visits, health screenings, for a child who is sick during a well visit, chronic care coordination, etc. Frederick County Pediatrics provides care and screening based on the medical judgment of the medical providers, as well as the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP" Frederick County Pediatrics also follows the billing code best practices of the AAP. While we understand that some patients may be paying more out of pocket for certain kinds of preventative care, Frederick County Pediatrics will continue to follow AAP guidance for insurance billing.
I certify that I have read and understood the Health Insurance Plans Policy.