I have questions about my bill
Will my insurance company be billed for the anesthesia services?
Our billing office will make every effort to bill your insurance company for the services provided. It is very important that we have your most current and accurate insurance information. Any errors or omissions may lead to delays and possibly you being charged the full amounts for the services. Depending on your insurance plan, you may still need to pay a deductible or co-insurance. In this case, you will get a separate bill from our billing office for that amount.
Will I receive a separate bill from my anesthesiologist?
Like other physician specialists (pediatricians, obstetrician, surgeons, etc.) you will receive a bill from your anesthesiologist. These are for the professional services provided by your anesthesiologist. Your insurance company will be billed for the service, however, you may be responsible for any deductible or co-insurance payments.
On your hospital or facilities bill, you may notice some anesthesia-related charges. Your anesthesiologist for supplies and equipment uses these during your surgery. These are not for the professional services provided.
Does the anesthesiologist fee differ depending on the types of anesthesia used?
No. Your fees from the anesthesiologist are the same no matter what type of anesthesia is performed. However, if you have a regional nerve block for post-operative pain management in addition to general anesthesia, there may be a separate fee for the procedure.
How is the anesthesiologist bill calculated?
Anesthesiology fees are charged based on the Relative Value Guide developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and accepted by most major insurance companies. The Relative Value Guide incorporates three types of “units” into the final fee:
- Case Units: The number charged depends on the complexity of anesthetic management and the type of surgery you are having.
- Time Units: The number charged depends on the duration of our involvement with your care.
- Modifying Units: These are charged in special situations such as extremes of age, serious complicating medical conditions, and utilization of special monitoring.
The compilation of these units is what determines your anesthesia related fees.
Do you accept Credit Cards?
We accept most major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express
How do I reach you if I have any more questions?
Our billing office is located at:
MATRIX ANESTHESIA, PS
PO Box 4069
Everett, WA 98204-0007
425-407-1500 (billing inquiries)