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Third Party Billing

Pathology Laboratories of Arkansas, P.A. will directly file insurance to third-party agencies. In most cases the patient will be billed concurrently with the insurance company. The patient will be responsible for payment of total charges which may include denied claims, co-payments, deductibles, and amounts above the company's usual customary and reasonable (UCR) fee schedule. Contractual exceptions to this include: Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, FirstSource and Health Advantage.

To ensure proper submission and payment of your patient's insurance claims, please make certain that all necessary billing information is recorded, current and correct. It is particularly important that Medicare and Medicaid numbers be recorded in the spaces provided and that the patient's name be recorded as it appears on their Medicare and Medicaid cards.

In addition, Medicare, Medicaid and most third-party payors are now requiring a written diagnosis or diagnosis code per the ICD-9 terminology before payment can be made. Some testing, such as Pap smears, will not be paid in concurrent years unless the patient has a medical diagnosis supporting the testing.

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