Blue Ridge Surgery Center has a Charity Discount Policy designed for uninsured or underinsured patients who do not qualify for other governmental medical assistance programs. Patients can request information regarding this policy from our Business Office (540) 772-3600. To qualify for the Charity Discount Policy, patients will be asked to complete a simple form and provide additional income and resource verification information. Patients who have no known or visible means of income and/or meet financial hardship guidelines of 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline will be eligible for the uninsured Charity Discount Policy. We also have an Underinsured Discount Program that is designed for underinsured patients who qualify by meeting the out of pocket patient guideline. These patients receive a bill that reflects a discount from total charges. We will be happy to direct you to governmental sources of medical assistance, including Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) and other state and local programs. For patients who have financial responsibility for their care with us, we will gladly work with them to establish a payment plan based on the amount they owe as well as their financial status. Translation services are available for non-English speaking patients.
Billing and Financial Responsibility
We make every effort to contact you prior to surgery regarding your financial responsibility. However, if we fail to reach you within 48 - hours of your surgery please call us at: (540) 772-3600. Patients with verified insurance will be required to pay ONLY their portion on the day of surgery. Note: In the event that your benefits are covered at 100% we will NOT contact you.
Blue Ridge Surgery Center will bill your insurance company on your behalf as a courtesy. However, if your insurance company does not pay your claim within 60-days, the total charges will become your full responsibility. Please be assured that we will pursue payment from your insurance company and will keep you informed of the status of your claim.
To ensure proper filing of claims, please bring valid insurance cards with you on the date of surgery.
In the event that any of the above options cannot be met, the Surgical Center will attempt to make other financial arrangements prior to admission. Patients, who have no known or visible means of income and/or meet financial hardship guidelines per current Federal Poverty Guideline, will be eligible for charity adjustment. See our charity care policy under Community Support on this website. Patients can request information regarding this policy from our Financial Counselor.