Choosing an Insurance Plan
Cancer care can require highly specialized services and careful management. There are also new drugs and therapies being developed every year that can provide new options. Many insurance plans do not keep pace with these developments and others implement roadblocks to effective care by requiring complicated pre-authorizations. Sometimes requested services are simply denied for administrative reasons.
The staff at UCC spends extensive time and resources trying to educate commercial insurance companies on the rationale and reasons for our service requests for you. Some are better than others in working with us: traditional Medicare Part B and Blue Cross plans have a strong history of this. Others have presented numerous obstacles and have even prevented some of our patients from being able to receive recommended care.
If you have an option to choose your health insurance plan, I would strongly encourage you to consider factors other than just the cost of the plan when you decide to purchase coverage. A specific plan that may seem to offer lower cost may have significantly less coverage when you need it most.
We have experienced and certified staff here at the clinic that can help you analyze your options and answer questions about different types of insurance and share some of our experiences. We would like to invite you to make an appointment to discuss your personal situation and see if we can help.
Urology Cancer Center accepts most major insurance plans. If you have a question about insurance acceptance, please call us at 402-991-8468.
Lab and Radiology Billing
There may be occasions when tests must be sent to an outside lab for analysis. You will receive a separate bill from the lab and you should contact them directly with any billing questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will my medical services cost?
The cost of your medical services will depend on the treatment and tests your physician feels are required to help diagnose and treat your individual condition. The financial counselors can review your treatment regimen and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.
Will my insurance be billed?
Yes. We will bill the insurance that is on file. We do need your help in informing us when you may have changes to your insurance. You are responsible for reporting any changes in your insurance or any other personal information such as change in address, phone number, name change, etc., We will bill your primary, secondary and tertiary insurance.
What are my responsibilities?
As a courtesy to you, we will file your insurance claims based on the information you provide to us. We will bill primary, secondary and tertiary insurances. Unfortunately there are times where we may not always be able to obtain prompt payment or payment in full, and we will request your assistance in expediting the claim and resolving any balances due.
What are my payment options?
We try our best to assist you in any way with your out-of-pocket costs when applicable through various foundations and patient assistance programs. In the event that we are unable to help with any financial assistance, we accept many payment options. These may include cash, personal check, credit, and short-term payment options. Should you have any open balances, you may be asked to pay them prior to treatment.