Insurance and Billing
As a new patient you may meet with our Financial Counselor. Please bring your insurance identification card(s) with you. A photocopy will be placed in your electronic chart. If you are covered by more than one insurance company, please let us know which company is the primary carrier. This will help to avoid any delays in receiving benefits. If there is any change in your health coverage, please contact the office to update your records.
We participate with most major insurance companies and will submit claims to your carrier on your behalf. Medicaid patients are welcome. We also accept Medicare assignment — however, you will be responsible for the deductible and your 20% co-payment for Medicare’s allowed charges for physician care, chemotherapy drugs, and laboratory tests. If you belong to an HMO or PPO plan, please verify that our physicians are in the plan before your treatment begins. Also, please inform our office if pre-certification is necessary with your plan.
Please expect more than one bill for the services that you receive through the SOMC Cancer Center. There will be a bill for the technical components of treatment from Southern Ohio Medical Center and there will be a bill for the professional visit from your oncologist from the SOMC Foundation.