Upper West Side Endoscopy

Facility Services
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Facility Services

The fee at Upper West Side Endoscopy Center is a facility charge. As a courtesy to you, Upper West Side Endoscopy Center will bill your insurance carrier for your facility fee. If your insurance plan requires pre-authorization for outpatient surgery, or if you have a worker’s compensation claim, your surgeon’s office will ensure you are pre-authorized prior to surgery.

The surgery center will verify you have active insurance coverage and will notify you prior to surgery if you owe a co-payment. You can pay your co-payment before or on the day of your surgery by credit card or check (please no cash). We accept all major credit cards. We do expect payment on the day of surgery.

Self-Pay Patients:

If you do not have insurance and chose to pay out-of-pocket, the surgery center will contact you to provide an estimated facility charge and the amount due before surgery. An estimated charge for medical implants will also be provided, if applicable. Payment plans can be set up with our billing office for the remaining balance, if necessary. (You will need to contact your other applicable service providers for estimates as well – see below).

On the day of surgery, please bring your insurance ID card(s) and a photo ID along with any co-payment or personal payment for which you are responsible.

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Billing info

There are a number of separate charges associated with your surgical procedure. You MAY receive charges from several companies.

  • Our Surgical Center – facility fee for your surgical procedure.
  • Your surgeon’s office – his/her fee for performing your surgery.
  • Anesthesiologist – his/her fee for anesthesia services for surgery.
  • Pathology – services for tissue specimens removed during surgery requiring further examination.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, or personal checks.  We cannot accept cash.

When should I expect my first bill?

We will bill you any balance due after your insurance company has paid your claim. There may be a delay if your insurance company has paid us incorrectly and we have re-submitted your claim for a corrected payment and allowance determination.

We do ask that all balances are paid in full within 90 days. If you encounter problems paying within the 90 days, please contact our office immediately and ask for our collections department.

We will submit insurance claims for you. We may request that your deductible and copay amounts are paid on or before your date of surgery. You will receive a notice from us regarding the amount to pay.

If you anticipate difficulty in paying your bill within the 90-day period please let us know immediately.