Our staff at Santa Barbara Surgery Center realize just how confusing, frustrating, and time-consuming medical billing can be! Navigating through insurance company EOBs (Explanation of Benefits), co-payments, deductibles, physician office statements, and facility fees is not a fun way to spend your day. To make the task easier, we offer this guide to medical billing for the services you have received at Santa Barbara Surgery Center.
You will receive the following categories of statements:
- Santa Barbara Surgery Center Facility Statement
- Insurance Company Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
- Surgeon or Treating Physician Statement
- Anesthesiology Provider Statement
The SBSC Facility Bill presents charges for your services at our center. The bill does not include fees for your Surgeon or for your Anesthesiologist.
Copayments and Deductibles
Your insurance may require you to provide co-payments for your procedure and require that your deductible be met before receiving additional benefits. Prior to your surgery, SBSC will verify your insurance coverage and contact you to inform you of your co-payment and deductible responsibilities. We require co-payments and payment of deductibles at the time of service. We accept cash, check, and credit cards, and you will be provided with a receipt.
If you are not covered by insurance, we will require payment in full prior to your procedure. We will contact you prior to your procedure to inform you of the facility fee.
Out of Network
If Santa Barbara Surgery Center is not contracted with your insurance company, we will provide your services on an “Out of Network” basis, and our business staff will contact you personally before and after your procedure to outline your billing process. Your insurance company will send you Explanation of Benefits (EOB) forms, which are communications forms from your insurance company. Your facility fee bill will come directly from Santa Barbara Surgery Center. Please call us if you have any questions regarding your insurance company EOB. If your insurance company sends its facility fee check directly to you, we ask that you call our business office and send the check to our facility.
SBSC Anesthesiology services are provided by the physicians of the Anesthesia Associates and by the Anesthesiology Medical Group of Santa Barbara. Questions regarding Anesthesiology fees should be addressed to the contact numbers on their billing statements:
- Anesthesiology Medical Group of Santa Barbara: 805-682-7751
- Anesthesia Associates: Contact the billing phone number on their statement. If you still have questions or concerns, please call 805-967-6353.
Surgeon or Treating Physician
Your surgeon or treating physician will provide you with a statement covering his or her own professional services. Please contact the surgeon/physician office to discuss billing issues.
For questions regarding your SBSC facility bill, please call our on-site business office at 805-569-2176.
From out of the area, call our toll-free number: 866-727-2401.
Our goal is to provide you a personalized, professional service from start to finish.