Bills can often be confusing due to the complex nature of varying insurance companies. There are usually three types of bills you will receive regarding our clinic, Mid-Michigan Vulvar Care bills Hospital bills, and Laboratory bills.
Mid-Michigan Vulvar Care Bill
The DATE column indicates the date the service took place.
The PROCEDURE column is the numeric procedure code used to bill for the services received from your physician. This is known as Current Procedural Technology or CPT code. For example, 99214. The description for the code is provided in the third section. For example, 99214 would have a description which indicates it is a Level 4 Office/Outpatient Visit for an Established Patient. The Levels indicate the complexity of the visit and/or medical condition treated.
The third column has three items defined in one section:
PHYSICIAN NAME: The name of the physician that provided the service directly or that supervised the service received.
LOCATION: The location where services were rendered, for example; UWMC Inpatient, UWPN – Shoreline Clinic.
DESCRIPTION/ACTIVITY: The description of the procedure billed or the activity that took place on the account, such as an insurance payment or discount.
The CHARGES column indicates the dollar amount charged for the services received.
The INSURANCE PAYMENTS column indicates the amount your insurance company paid to UW Physicians.
The ADJUSTMENTS column details any reduction taken from the amount billed. For example, if we have a contract with your insurance carrier, we have agreed to accept less than our billed charges as payment in full. The difference between our billed charges and what we have agreed to accept in total (including the portion the insurance company has deemed your responsibility) is called a contractual adjustment. That amount will appear in this column.
The PATIENT PAYMENTS column indicates payment amounts received from you.
The PENDING INSURANCE column indicates what charges are still in process with the insurance company.
The PATIENT RESPONSIBILITY column is the dollar amount that is owed by you.
The PAYMENT DUE NOW box is the required payment from the patient at this time.
Since Mid-Michigan Vulvar Care cannot take responsibility or explain everything bills that come from hospitals so we encourage you to contact the appropriate hospital directly.
● Genesys Medical Center
● McLaren Regional Medical Center
● Hurley Medical Center
Laboratory bills can be confusing sometimes and the company that sends the bill is eager to help. We can answer for what we have ordered to have tested at the laboratories and we will do our best to explain the reasons why they have charged you. As a draw station for Quest Diagnostics our in office phlebotomist can usually answer your questions at the time of service or on your next visit.
● Quest Diagnostics