Interpath Laboratory will send your claim for laboratory services to your medical insurance company, Medicare, Medicaid. If you do not have medical coverage, we will bill you directly or you may pay at the time of service.
We are contracted with many individual insurance companies, networks, and government medical insurance programs. Because of these agreements, your claim will be settled on the basis of the payers’ allowable reimbursement for the test performed. We will contract off the difference of the amount billed and their allowed amount. This appears as an “Adjustment” on your statement.
If you are responsible for any portion of the laboratory charges, we will send you our Patient Statement. On this statement, you will find information on how to contact us, the account number, the services provided, payments received, adjustments, and the balance due by you. You may pay this balance by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, money order, check, or cash. Payment is due within 30 days of the statement date. Please include the paper remit with your payment to ensure proper adjudication of the account.
You will receive a statement for any charges deemed “Member Responsibility” immediately after we hear from your payer. Because your payer may not respond to us on all the charges for a single date of service on the same explanation of benefits, it is possible that you could receive a statement for part of the testing in one mailing and then see the remaining charges on a following statement. For example, if your insurance sends us a response on five of the ten tests we performed on a single date of service and there is a patient responsibility; you would get a statement with the balance owed on the five we posted against. When we receive a response on the remaining five tests you will receive a statement that shows the new charges you are responsible for, as well as any remaining balance from prior charges.