Patients are responsible for all charges resulting from services provided by Metropolitan Pediatrics, LLC. Important financial terms are highlighted below. For additional terms, please view our credit policy.
Insured Patients: All applicable copays, coinsurance, and deductibles will be due at the time of service.
Non-insured Patients:Payment in full is required at the time of service.
Physicians must follow national guidelines when determining charges. Charges are based on the cost of the procedure and the amount of professional time and skill involved. In addition to the time a physician may spend with you, a considerable amount of time may also be spent analyzing tests, consulting with other physicians, and preparing reports. Physicians must code your visit based upon the services that were provided and cannot take into account your individual health plan benefits. Consequently, we are unable to alter the visit reason and diagnosis in order for a claim to be covered by your insurance.
Copays are due at the time services are rendered. Failure to pay at the time of service will result in a $15.00 late fee assessed to your account.
In the state of Oregon, both parents are equitably responsible for their child(ren)’s health care expenses, unless a court mandate stipulates otherwise. Disputes between parents will not be arbitrated by Metropolitan Pediatrics, LLC.
Insurance Requests for Additional Information
In the event that your child’s insurance carrier requests additional information from you, it is the subscriber’s responsibility to contact the insurance company and supply the requested information. The balance is patient responsibility pending the subscriber’s response to the request.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel 24 hours prior to the scheduled time or a $50.00 “no-show” fee may be assessed to your account.
Contact your insurance company as soon as possible after your child is born. Most health plans allow 30 days to add your newborn to your insurance plan.
If you have coverage through Oregon Health Plan, please contact your caseworker immediately. Your caseworker will provide you with a temporary insurance card.
Metropolitan Pediatrics offers a 25% discount for visits paid in full at the time services are rendered. The discount does not apply to supplies or immunizations; however, your child’s immunizations may be covered under Oregon’s Vaccines for Children Program.
Past Due Balances
You will be responsible for all agency and/or legal fees incurred should your account be placed in a collection status.
Checks returned for insufficient funds will result in a $25.00 fee assessed to your account.