At OrthoLA, we understand the difficulties of the insurance navigation process; for this reason, our staff will help guide you through the process and put you at ease.
OrthoLA has direct contacts with many insurance carriers, and our Business Office will bill your primary and secondary insurance for you. As with any insurance, you may be responsible for deductible and co-insurance amounts at the time of your appointment. Should you have any questions regarding billing and insurance, or if you do not have insurance, please contact our billing specialists at 985-492-1200.
OrthoLA is a Participating Provider in most insurance plans, including but not limited too:
- Aetna Health Plans
- Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield – PPO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield – POS
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Office of Group Benefits (Louisiana state employees)
- Choice Care
- Cigna Health Plan
- Humana 65
- People’s Health Network
- PPO Plus
- Private Health Care Systems
- Tricare Standard
- Tricare West (referral required from VA)
- Tricare for Life (Medicare Part B Supplement)
- United Health Care
- United Health Care – Medicare Alternative Plan
We also participate in a variety of injured worker programs including but not limited to:
- Louisiana Worker’s Compensation
- Long Shore Harbor Workers
- Jones Act
Out-of-Network Charges may apply to plans not listed above.
It is the responsibility of the patient to pay for medical treatment. Insurance is filed as a courtesy to patients. Payment for patient deductibles, coinsurance and copayment are due at time of service. We accept cash, checks, debit cards, MasterCard, Visa and American Express for your convenience.
This office participates in most health insurance plans. Please ask for information regarding your coverage. As a convenience to our patients, we will file insurance claims to participating plans, primary and supplementary using our computer system. Patients, insurance companies and doctors’ offices can make mistakes and it requires the assistance of all three parties to make the process go smoothly. By having complete and accurate information in advance, we can minimize unnecessary insurance delays and denials by having enough time to validate coverage and eligibility.
Any questions about surgical charges should be directed to the billing staff. Follow your monthly statements (Explanation of Benefits) to keep track of payments by your insurance company. Our billing staff can be reached at 985.492.1200.