In addition to the high-quality care National Partners in Healthcare (NPH) anesthesia clinicians provide, we are also committed to working with you to ensure a smooth billing process. NPH participates in most major health plans in the communities we serve in order to minimize the confusion and hassle associated with resolving your financial obligations and to minimize your financial burden.
You will likely receive a separate bill for your anesthesia service. Your anesthesia clinicians are specialists like your surgeon or internist, and you will receive a bill for your anesthesia clinician’s professional service separate from your surgeon’s services. NPH will submit most bills directly to your insurance company for payment on your behalf. Your hospital or surgery center will ask you for insurance and demographic information.
If there is an outstanding balance. In many cases, there may still be a balance due from you for deductible or co-insurance amounts after your insurance has paid our claim. If you do not have insurance, or cannot afford to pay the balance in full after insurance, NPH can work with you to minimize your costs in light of your financial situation. For more information regarding financial assistance options, please call: 480-820-0627.
Care Team Billing – NPH often uses an Anesthesia Care Team, which involves a Physician (Anesthesiologist) and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). In cases where an Anesthesia Care Team is involved, we are required by some insurance companies to report where there is CRNA involvement by sending two identical claims to the insurance company: one for the Anesthesiologist and one for the CRNA. This method follows the insurance company’s billing requirements for Anesthesia Care Team cases, and is not duplicate billing. The insurance company then processes both claims and pays the contracted rate for each provider of service. The total paid for the two claims is similar to what would be paid for a single Physician if no CRNA was involved.
We are available to help answer any questions you have.
For more information, contact us at 480-820-0627 to speak directly to our team members.