and Referral Policy
Medical insurances change frequently and many
managed care plans require a referral from a primary care physician.
Urologic Surgery Associates participates with the overwhelming
majority of insurance plans. However, it is wise to call ahead
to verify participation with the less common carriers and to
assure coverage for certain specialized services. It is the
patient’s responsibility to obtain all necessary referrals
prior to a scheduled appointment. If a referral cannot be obtained,
then insurance billing may be denied in which case patient payment
will be expected for services. For patients with appropriate
coverage, charges will be submitted directly to your primary
insurance carrier. Additional balances including coinsurance
and/or copayment will be billed to the patient unless secondary
insurance information is also provided. Self pay patients are
expected to pay at the time services are rendered unless an
alternative payment plan has been approved. Our billing department
can be reached to answer any detailed questions at 410-296-5333.
How much experience have your doctors had? How many surgeries
like the one I need have they performed? Are your pediatric
doctor invited into our paractice must meet the highest standards
of professional excellence. Each is Board Certified by the
American Board of Urology, having passed rigorous eligibility
standards and examinations covering all facets of adult and
pediatric urology. Each has had many years experience treating
a full range of urologic conditions. Please refer to the on-line
professional bios of each our physicians to learn more about
their experience and publications.
happens if my doctor is not in?
Surgery Associates prides itself in seven day patient care.
We can communicate with your doctor at almost any time; and
there will always be someone available to help you get prompt
treatment for emergencies and urgent symptoms, or assist you
in reducing discomfort.
all surgeries done in the surgi-centers?
perform outpatient (ambulatory) surgical procedures in both of our two locations. These
centers are equipped with the latest technology used in treating
your doctors affiliated with the hospital I want to go to?
physicians are affiliated with the following hospitals (Listed
in Alphabetical order):
St. Joseph Medical Center
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center