Lancaster Dental Associates, PC wants you to have the best dental services available, but we understand that payment can sometimes be a concern. Our payment policies are listed below but please talk to your doctor regarding your specific needs, as there might be some way we can help. Depending on your specific situation, we might be able to work out a plan just for you.
Your dental insurance program provides you with an excellent benefit for maintaining a superlative level of oral health. An insurance claim will be sent to your insurance company after each visit. You will be asked to assign payment of benefits to the doctor and to pay your co-pay at the time of your visit. When your insurance payment is received at our office, any remaining balance will be billed to you on the first of the following month with payment due in 30 days. We file insurance claims as a service to our dental patients. There are several facts that we ask you to keep in mind with regard to your dental insurance:
We ask that patients without dental insurance keep their accounts current and up to date by paying for services as they are rendered. By reducing the tremendous costs of billing and bookkeeping each month, we strive to offset many of our other increased costs. We have several payment options available: cash, personal check, Discover, VISA, Master Card and CareCredit. When dental work is paid in full at time of service, five percent (5%) will be deducted from the bill for payments that are made by cash or check only. There is no adjustment for credit card payments.
We understand that paying for dental services can sometimes present a financial challenge to our patients. In order to provide the necessary care recommended an extended payment option is available when needed. After we present the treatment plan to you and the cost of the dental care has been established, two options are available to patients without dental insurance:
Our bills are sent out monthly and are printed on the last day of the month. The balance due is payable within 26 days. Any account that goes unpaid for more than 26 days is subject to a monthly billing charge of $5.00.
If you are unable to maintain a scheduled appointment please notify us as soon as possible. If a patient misses two or more appointments without prior notification, a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be imposed after the second missed appointment.