We accept cash, personal checks, cashiers’ checks or money orders, and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Professional fees for anesthesia services are billed separately from your hospital, surgical center or surgeon’s bill. When you have a surgical procedure performed, you will typically receive a bill from each entity involved with your surgical care.
The hospital or clinic will charge for any equipment, drugs or supplies used by our anesthesia providers and sometimes for technical support by hospital employees. Our charges are for the professional portion of your care, and are based on the complexity of your procedure, the time required for your surgery and your personal health status.
AAB physicians are not employed by the hospital, and our group is a separate entity. We do not always contract with the same insurance companies as the hospital or surgeon. It is the patient’s responsibility to verify that all providers are in-network. It is sometimes the case that insurance companies will make an exception to the out of network designation when it can be shown that the patient was at an in-network facility and had no choice of providers for anesthesia. Our office staff will be happy to help you work with your insurance company to obtain the best coverage possible.
We may not have contracts with some of the smaller insurance organizations. Please contact us at (208) 336-0895 or email us if your plan is not on the list and you would like financial assistance. Contact your insurance carrier directly to verify specific details about your coverage, or check with your plan administrator.
If you do not find your insurance company listed, please contact our office, and we can verify whether or not we are contracted.
Participating insurance companies:
- Aetna (SLHP/Brightpath)
- Blue Cross of Idaho
- BrightPath (St. Luke's Health Partners)
- Cigna Healthcare (IPN)
- Great West (IPN)
- Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
- Idaho Medicaid
- ICHS (Simplot)
- Pacific Source (IPN & Select)
- Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
- Select Health
- Secure Horizons
- Workers Compensation
Yes, you can call the AAB office and we will assist you in determining the professional component of your anesthesia care. We will need the surgical CPT code and your surgeon’s estimate of surgery time. Be aware that this will be an estimate only. Our charges will be based on the actual time of your surgery, as well as your health status, and the complexity of the procedure. Your surgery may be shorter, or longer, or involve complexities, or additional procedures not originally anticipated, and in that case, your actual charges for anesthesia may vary from the original estimate.
AAB is large team of anesthesia providers that works closely together to ensure that each patient is provided the highest level of care. Occasionally, an anesthesia provider may be called to relieve one of his/her associates during your care. Only one bill will be processed, with the name of the anesthesia provider who spent the most time with you during your surgery.
We offer several methods for payment, including pre-payment with a negotiated discount, and also a flexible payment schedule. If you are uninsured, unemployed, or have other circumstances that prevent you from settling your account in a timely manner, please contact our office and one of our staff will assist you in determining what plan will work for you.
No, our services are separate from your hospital charges, and our billing office must approve any and all requests for discounts or charity care. Please contact our office, and one of our staff will assist you in determining whether you meet the AAB standard for financial assistance in the form of a discount or charity care.