Family Care Dental Clinic is an Assignment Office.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
When treatment is completed, we will charge the co-payment directly to the patient, and we will bill the insurer directly for the covered portion.
To submit the claims for the patient, our office will ask you to sign the claim form providing your consent to submit a claim for the treatment provided. If the claim is submitted electronically, we will ask you to sign a form giving us authority to submit the claim to the insurance company on your behalf – we will mail a copy of this signed form to your insurance company.
By providing this service our office will wait to be paid by your insurance company and you will only be responsible to pay the rest of the cost of your treatment directly to the dentist.
Dental Plan Co-Payment
Most dental plans cover a percentage of the actual cost of the treatment. The balance, or portion not paid by the insurance plan, is called the co-payment. This is similar to the “deductible” that you are required to pay on car and house insurance.
The dentist is required by regulation to collect the co-payment from the patient. Please do not ask your dentist to waive this fee as he or she has no choice but to refuse all such requests.
More Information Click here to read on “Understanding Co-payment.