Thank you for choosing Great Falls Periodontics and Dental Implants as your supplimental dental care provider. We realize the cost of dental care is a concern for patients, therefore we offer the following information to help you understand our financial policy and aid you in planning for treatment and subsequent payment. We have found that a clear understanding of our patient financial policy, in advance of dental care, helps to relieve some of the anxiety associated with dental visits.
Please be advised that Dr. Tingey is not a provider for any insurance carrier, which means we do not accept the limited amount the insurance company pays for services as payment in full. If you have dental insurance, we will gladly assist with claim submission. Kindly provide accurate and complete dental insurance information.
Your dental insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. As a courtesy, we will file claims on your behalf. However, we will not become involved in disputes between you and your insurance carrier. This includes, but is not limited to issues regarding deductibles, co-payments, non-covered charges, 'usual and customary' charges and issues regarding the frequency of periodontal care.
Dental insurance carriers often require prior authorization for recommended treatment. We will gladly file a pre-authorization request on your behalf.
We cannot guarantee insurance payment and we are not responsible for providing you with the plan limitations, exclusions and provisions determined by your insurance company. It is your responsibility to pay any charges not covered by your insurance company. If your insurance company does not pay Great Falls Periodontics and Dental Implants within 45 days from the date the claim was filed, you will be held responsible for the timely payment of your account.
Regardless of insurance involvement, it is your responsibility to pay for the treatment as services are rendered, unless other arrangements have been secured prior to your treatment.
A payment, equivalent to fifty percent of the total treatment fee, is expected at the time periodontal services are provided, regardless of insurance involvement. We ask that payment of unpaid balances be received upon receipt of your statement unless other arrangements have been made.
Payment is expected at the time of service.
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Visa, Discover, Master Card and American Express as well as outside interest-free financing through Care Credit.
A 3% courtesy discount will be offered to those who pay in full via personal check or cash upon completion of surgical procedures.
Should insurance benefits result in a credit balance, a refund check will be issued to the insurance subscriber.
We continually strive to keep the cost of periodontal care as low as possible and consistent with the highest standards of quality and so we thank you for your consideration to our financial policy.