Little Flower Family Practice - Insurance

Participating Insurance Plans


Anthem - Blue Cross Blue Shield

Aultcare

*Buckeye

*Caresource

Cigna

Direct Care America

First Health PPO

Healthspan Access

HealthSmart ACCEL

Hometown - The Health Plan

Humana HMO, PPO, and Medicare

*Medicaid (Ohio)

Medical Mutual

Medicare

Multiplan

Nationwide

Ohio Health Choice

Primetime

Railroad Medicare

SummaCare

Tricare

United Healthcare except AARP Medicare and Community Plan


 


We are NOT contracted with:


Aetna

AARP Medicare Complete

United Healthcare Community Plan


*We are not on VFC (vaccines for children) so cannot give childhood immunizations for any Medicaid plan. These can be obtained through the city or county health department.






 


 

Understanding Your Insurance Coverage

 

Your health insurance policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. The policy lists a package of medical benefits such as tests, drugs and treatment services. The insurance company agrees to cover the cost of certain benefits listed in your policy. These are called “covered services.”

 

Your policy also lists the kinds of services that are not covered by your insurance company. You have to pay for any uncovered medical care that you receive. Keep in mind that a medical necessity is not the same as a medical benefit. A medical necessity is something that your doctor has decided is necessary. A medical benefit is something that your insurance plan has agreed to cover. In some cases, your doctor might decide that you need medical care that is not covered by your insurance policy.

 

Your doctor will try to be familiar with your insurance coverage so he or she can provide you with covered care. However, there are so many different insurance plans that it’s not possible for your doctor or the office staff to know the specific details of each plan. By understanding your insurance coverage, you can help your doctor recommend medical care that is covered in your plan.

 

Co-payments and deductibles. All co-payments and deductibles must be paid at the time of service. This arrangement is part of your contract with your insurance company. Failure on our part to collect co-payments and deductibles from patients can be considered fraud. Please help us in upholding the law by paying your co-payment at each visit.

 

• Take the time to read your insurance policy. It’s better to know what your insurance company will pay for before you receive a service, get tested or fill a prescription. Some kinds of care may have to be approved by your insurance company before your doctor can provide them.

 

• If you still have questions about your coverage, call your insurance company and ask a representative to explain it.

 

• Remember that your insurance company, not your doctor, makes decisions about what will be paid for and what will not.