Billing & Insurance
The Schoolhouse dentistry team will bill insurance for you, check benefits, preauthorize treatment, and provide estimates. We do our best to go above and beyond for our patients; all dentists have very similar fees, but your experience and value of your treatment makes Schoolhouse Family Dentistry special.
Insurance plans can be overwhelming and hard to understand as there are many limitations and restrictions. Each policy has a set insurance year and rollover time that may not align with a typical calendar year. Most dental policies also have a set maximum amount that each patient can use within that designated time period. There may be deductibles, waiting periods, age and frequency limits, and other clauses involved as well. Some secondary policies include a non-duplication of benefits clause which frees insurance companies from paying anything more than the primary policy already paid. That being said, we ask our patients to please be familiar with their own insurance plans and stipulations. Our friendly and accommodating office staff works very hard to assist our patients in deciphering these insurance plans. We will do all we can to help you receive the maximum amount of benefits. Please know that this is done as a courtesy, and any estimated patient copays are in no way guaranteed. Our relationship is with you, our patient, not with your insurance company. All treatment charges are the responsibility of the patient, regardless of any financial insurance determinations that may differ from what was originally estimated.
We respectfully ask that patients be prepared to pay for treatment at the time services are rendered.
Schoolhouse Family Dentistry accepts cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We offer in-house payment plans which must be arranged in advance, and participate in Care Credit’s no interest payment plans to assist patients in completing necessary treatment.
There is a $25.00 fee assessed for any checks returned by the bank.
Past Due Accounts and Collections
If your account becomes past due, our office will take the necessary steps to collect this debt. If we have to refer your account to a collections agency, the patient agrees to pay all of the collection costs that are incurred. Accounts are in danger of being sent to collections at 90 days past due.