Insurance and Billing

Insurance

Central California Endoscopy Center is contracted with all major insurance carriers in the area. If your insurance carrier requires pre-authorization for your procedure, please check with the office of the physician who will be performing your procedure to assure that this authorization has been obtained. If required authorization prior to your procedure is not obtained you may be responsible for all charges.

Central California Endscopy Center is contracted with the following insurance carriers:

Finance-Payment Information

Central California Endoscopy Center accepts MasterCard and Visa credit card payments as well as checks, money orders and cash. We also offer payments through Care Credit. (www.carecredit.com)

To contact the Patient Accounting Department please call (559) 448-8356 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Credit card or E-Check payments may be made by calling the Patient Accounting Department or to pay online please click here.

We also accept payments in the Business office: 7055 N. Fresno St., S-210.

Billing

It is important that you understand your insurance plan coverage and the financial responsibility you have. Please contact your insurance carrier at the number listed on your insurance card. Some important questions to ask are:

Please understand that a 'covered benefit' does not mean that the insurance carrier will be paying the full price of the procedure. In the event a carrier considers a service 'non-covered' the patient will be responsible for the entire charge.

Claims Processing
Please be sure to provide us with current and accurate insurance information or there will be a delay in payment by your insurance carrier. Also, please bring your card on the day of your procedure. We will verify your insurance prior to your visit. If you have a deductible, co-pay or co-insurance, it is due at time of service. We will bill your insurance for CCEC’s facility fees. Once your insurance has processed your claim, you will receive a statement from us to collect any co-payments or deductibles that may still be due. Should your insurance decline payment for any reason, we will seek full reimbursement for services.

Cash Services
Self-pay patients are welcome at our center. Payment arrangements for Central California Endoscopy Center services must be made in advance of your visit by calling our billing office at (559) 448-8356. This does not apply to physician billing.