Superkids Pediatrics has recently updated its financial and billing policies to be completely transparent and straightforward. Our policies are explained below. All established patients with our practice will be transitioned to this billing policy on October 1, 2015.
Payment and Pricing
Payment in full for all charges is expected on the day of your visit. Our basic charges are listed below. A complete list of prices for various procedures and testing is available in our office, and can be requested by calling us. For payment, we accept cash, check, and credit card. There is a $35 fee for any returned checks.
Office Visit Types (usual time spent face-to-face with the doctor)
- Standard Office Visit (20-30 minutes) — $100
- Comprehensive Office Visit (40-50 minutes) — $180
- New Patient Office Visit (40-60 minutes) — $200
- Initial Counseling Visit for attention/behavior (60 minutes) — $220
Common Diagnostic and Lab Tests (performed in the office)
- Rapid Strep Throat test — $25
- Rapid Influenza (“Flu”) test — $35
- Tuberculosis (TB) skin test (aka “PPD”) — $35 for placement and reading
- Urinalysis — Clean catch $15, Collection bag $25, Catheter collection $75
- Hemoglobin — $25
- Audiometry — $35
- Visual acuity test — $15
- Vision Photoscreen — $35
Insurance and Billing
Starting on October 1, 2015, Superkids Pediatrics will not have any contractual obligations to any insurance companies. In other words, most insurance companies will consider us “out of network”. At the end of each visit, you will receive an itemized receipt (“superbill”) that you may submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement based on your out-of-network coverage. Although we cannot guarantee any specific reimbursement rate, many of our patients with PPO or non-HMO plans receive significant reimbursement of 50-80% of the amount we charge (after any applicable deductible has been met).
Since our practice first opened, we have always made it our mission to practice up-to-date, evidence-based medicine with a thoughtful and personal approach. Medical decisions and treatment plans are based on collaboration and discussion between parents, children, and the doctor — NOT the insurance company. By remaining out of network, we can dedicate 100% of our effort and time to serving you and your children, without the burdensome interference or cryptic paperwork from insurers that normally monopolizes the time of most doctors and medical staff.