Billing & Insurance

Insurance Office: (702) 732-8477

We have trained staff to deal with your insurance and billing matters, whether it be private insurance, Medicare, industrial, PPO, or other coverage.

DOC will bill your insurance for surgeon fees, doctor's services provided in the hospital, and office charges if we participate with your insurance plan.

If you are in a health plan that we do not participate in, please be prepared to pay the first $300 prior to seeing the doctor and the balance paid at checkout after your visit. If the charges are less than $300, you will be refunded the overage. 

At the time of your appointment, please be prepared to pay any co-payments, co-insurance charges, or unmet deductibles as required by your insurance policy.

We ask for advance payment prior to surgery if you have inadequate or no insurance coverage. The fee for surgery will normally include your postoperative office visits for a period of three months.

Due to our rising patient population and rapid growth in the Las Vegas area, we request 48-72 hours for accurate completion of insurance forms for disability, etc. Allowing this time period will enable our medical staff to focus on the patient's immediate care needs at the time of their appointment.

Charges for Treatment
Our fees are based on our knowledge, skill, and services provided and are considered those prevailing in this community for services of an orthopaedic surgeon. If you have any questions about our fees, please feel free to discuss them with an account representative in our business office prior to your appointment. Having financial matters clear from the onset is preferable to encountering difficulties later on.

Credit Policy
All charges are expected to be paid on date of service.

We appreciate your payment for office visits at the same time of service.

Desert Orthopaedic Center cannot accept the responsibility for collecting your insurance claim nor negotiating a settlement for a disputed claim such as an automobile accident-related injury. Financial responsibility for our services rests with the patient or responsible party at the time of service, regardless of any insurance coverage.

You will receive a monthly statement from our office to inform you of the current status of your account. If you require assistance with insurance claims or with payment of your bill, please contact our Insurance Office at (702) 732-8477. We will always attempt to work out an acceptable payment plan if your financial situation requires.

If you have arranged an installment payment plan with an Account Representative at (702) 732-8477, minimum monthly payments of $ 20.00 are required on account balances less that $100. On accounts of $100 or more, a minimum of 20% of the outstanding balance is required each month until the account is paid.

For your convenience, we accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover.

DOC participates with Tri Care and Medicare. Medicare assignment and the Medicare approved fee is automatically accepted. Supplemental insurance policies can be used to cover the 20% not covered by Medicare, and any non-covered amount the patient is required to pay.