Our Financial Policy

Thank you for choosing St. Petersburg Pediatrics as your healthcare provider.  We are committed to the excellent treatment of all our patients, and we will always do our best to provide excellent care. As in most medical practices, medical fee reimbursements continue to decrease while our costs continue to increase. We have implemented this Patient Financial Policy to help control costs so that we can always provide high-quality medical care.

Private Insurance and Self-Pay

Payment at the time of service is required for office visits, unless other arrangements are made in advance.

We are happy to assist you in billing your insurance company for all procedures, and in requesting your insurance company to remit payments directly to our office. Of course, you are responsible for the annual deductible and any co-pay insurance at the time of treatment, as well as any difference between the amount of our fee and the amount received from your insurance company (indemnity insurance as well as coverage under a letter of protection.)

You are also responsible for calling your insurance company to verify that we are the health care providers for your insurance plan before making an appointment with our practice (this is vital to the reimbursement rate.)

HMO, PPO

If you are covered by an HMO or PPO, and we are not the primary care physician practice, your insurance company may not pay for the treatment, and then, of course, you will be responsible for payment.  Before making an appointment with our office, make sure that we are the primary care physician practice for your child/children.

Medicaid

We participate with Medicaid and fully cooperate with all of the rules and regulations.  However, you are responsible for payment, if the Medicaid number is not eligible or is not on file.