Lab Tests, X-ray, Imaging and other tests
Lab tests are sometimes done on the premises (time or urgency permitting).
You will receive separate bills from outside labs, X-ray or MRI departments for tests sent out of the office. Contact the phone number on the bill with any questions. You are ultimately responsible for all fees, so be sure all tests are performed at an approved insurance plan facility.
It is your responsibility to identify the lab or specialist approved
by your insurance company and use that provider, since they often change
and we can't possibly keep track of all the plans. Please do the following prior to your visit
to insure that your tests are covered by your insurance:
Some tests and X-rays, especially preventive-care tests, are denied coverage by insurance plans, and require payment by you. The benefits offered by your insurance plan are between you, your insurance company, and your employer. We will recommend the tests we think you need for medical reasons.
If you are uninsured, or if your insurer won't cover a prescribed test, or if you don't want your lab results reported to your insurer for privacy reasons, consider using the following services that will order tests and coordinate with a lab near you:
We will call you about abnormal test results only, and you may need to make an appointment to review abnormal results with either provider, or we may refer you directly to a specialist or other for other testing, depending on findings. Normal test results will no longer be sent to you. In order to better serve you, we will no longer review results over the phone.
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