I am happy to announce that insurance credentialing is starting to come through for patients of our practice. Beginning December 1, 2020 we can bill directly to insurance for patients with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa, Blue Cross of Illinois and Medicare patients. This means you will not pay for your appointment up front but we will instead bill insurance first for your services. We will only collect up front fees if your policy requires you to pay a co-pay for your office visit. We will bill your insurance first, then let you know if there is a balance due. This change extends to those insurances previously mentioned. If you have another type of insurance, we will still have to collect and have you apply for reimbursement. Many other insurances are still processing but have not as yet authorized us to bill them directly. We will keep you posted as new insurance authorizations come through. We are also now using a network billing service to fill and handle accounts receivable. We are very hopeful this will smooth out and speed up some of our billing services and patient reimbursements. Thank you so much for your patience.
Ronda L. Johnson, ARNP, FNP-C
Wellness in You