All charges are due within 60 days following the date of service. We understand that medical and surgical expenses may cause an unexpected drain on Your budget, so our policy is to extend credit as necessary to all patients, allowing them to receive medical care when needed. However, we recognize the need for a definite understanding regarding financial arrangements for medical and surgical care. if unable to pay in full by 60 days, please contact our credit manager to arrange a monthly payment schedule (253-833-7762). Private pay patients are expected to pay at the time of service.
Third party claims, those involving attorneys or insurance company settlements, are to be paid at the time of service. The cost of carrying those accounts prohibits Cascade Orthopaedics from waiting months for settlement of these matters. Please remember that since the patient received the medical care, Cascade Orthopaedics can only look to the recipient of the care for payment.
We hope that you will follow the credit policy as outlined. In the event that an account becomes past due, and the patient has not made prior arrangements to cover the situation, the account may be forwarded to a collection agency. It is very important that you keep our business office informed. Lack of information will receive immediate consideration for action by the collection agency.