About Your Bill

South Brooklyn Endoscopy Center (SBEC) will make every effort to keep this process as simple as possible. Your endoscopic procedure will generate several different bills from different sources:

  • SBEC’s bill covers the use of the facility and all necessary supplies used during your surgical procedure. SBEC will also be submitting a claim for anesthesia services provided.
  • You will receive separate bills from your gastroenterologist.
  • Other billable services that may be used during your procedure are laboratory and/or pathology charges.

Our facility works with your doctor’s office to make sure we have accurate insurance information. As a courtesy, we will contact your insurance carrier if there is any question about your eligibility. We will make every attempt to notify you of your financial responsibility ahead of the time of service. If you cannot be reached, you will be given the amount at check-in.

South Brooklyn Endoscopy Center collects all co-pays, deductibles, co-insurances, and non-covered amounts at the time of service. The amount due is calculated on base fees and may be adjusted dependent upon the final outcome of your procedure. You will be billed for all remaining balances. We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

If you wish to make a payment on your bill contact 718-339-5678.

The Center also accepts CareCredit, though patients must apply for acceptance before their procedure:

https://www.carecredit.com/apply/confirm.html?encm=UTAGP1MxUDUMMA1pUmcPZwIwVTVXMFRjBGYHNgZqBTA

Insurance

South Brooklyn Endoscopy Center, Anesthesiologist and Pathology labs will accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. We are currently in network with the following insurance plans:

Accepted insurance policies include:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Affinity Exchange Plan
  • Affinity Medicare
  • Affinity Medicaid
  • Amerigroup Medicare
  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • BCBS PPO
  • BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • BCBS Exchange
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Emblem
  • Emblem Exchange Plan
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Healthfirst Medicare
  • Healthfirst Medicaid
  • Healthfirst Exchange
  • Local 6
  • Magnacare
  • Metroplus
  • The Empire Government Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare-Community Plan
  • Oxford
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Oxford Medicaid
  • United/Oxford Exchange Plan
  • VNS Medicare
  • Wellcare

Pathology labs participating with SBEC include:

  • Miraca
  • BioReference
  • EndoChoice
  • AmeriPath
  • Acupath
  • PathLine
  • NewPath
  • InterScience
  • Quest

South Brooklyn Endoscopy Center will bill your primary insurance and secondary insurance. Upon registration, please provide the staff with a copy of your insurance card, Social Security number and Driver’s License. This will ensure accurate and timely insurance payments.

If your insurance plan is not listed please contact the billing department at 212-874-3384 to see if your insurance was recently added and/or to ascertain accurate information regarding your financial responsibility should you select South Brooklyn Endoscopy to perform your procedure.  You must check with your insurance plan to ensure the product line for your insurance plan is accepted by the South Brooklyn Endoscopy Center

Claims Processing

Within a week following your procedure, SBEC will file all necessary insurance claims related to your procedure for our facility and anesthesia services. Remember your gastroenterologist and possibly a pathology company, will also file separate claims for their services. When the insurance company settles the claim, our billing company will reconcile your payments along with the related insurance payments to determine if there is any balance still due. You will receive a statement from us summarizing all of this and will be expected to pay any remaining balance within 30 days of the receipt of that statement. Any unpaid balances remaining after 60 days from the initial statement date will be forwarded to a collection company for follow up and collection. If this occurs, your credit rating could be negatively affected. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so that we may work with you to resolve any questions or potential discrepancies with your account. If after your claim is adjudicated and your account reflects a credit balance, the Center will refund this amount within 45 days of posting the insurance payment.

If you are a Medicare recipient and have a Medicare secondary insurance carrier, we will file all necessary claims with your secondary carrier after Medicare settles our charges. Please make sure we have all the correct Medicare secondary insurance information when you arrive for your procedure.

Should your secondary insurance carrier not settle this claim within 45 days we will consider these charges your personal responsibility and will send you a statement for the remaining unpaid balance. Our billing company will work with you to get your Medicare secondary insurance to make the appropriate payments and settle your account.