Insurance & Billing

Registration

Upon your initial visit to our center, you will register as an outpatient. You will need to bring your insurance cards with you for your appointments, as well as any authorizations if required by your insurance plan. You will meet with a billing specialist at this time, and it is important to let us know of all your insurance policies, including any cancer policies. The billing office will file these policies for you at the appropriate time. This registration process can take 15-30 minutes, so please arrive early for your first appointment. (Also see, “First Visit” under Patient Information.)

Billing Information

Radiation therapy is a complex treatment consisting of many tasks performed by a number of people. Some of these tasks and people are obvious to you; others work behind the scenes. (Visit “Your Treatment Team” for detailed explanations.)

The expense of radiation therapy is similar to other specialized treatments, such as major surgery. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the radiation therapy. If you do not have insurance, or have only limited insurance, discuss this with our physician so your special case can be reviewed.

The bills you receive will depend upon your treatment, but you’ll typically see charges for:

  • physician’s fee, which includes consultation and review of your records
  • your treatment plan (determining the method and dose of radiation utilized)
  • field setting (determining the area to treat with specials x-rays or scans)
  • daily therapy (management and supervision of your daily treatments)
  • verification films (to verify that the correct area is being treated)
  • special blocks (custom-fabricated or generated blocks used for blocking the area not treated).
  • use of equipment & supplies

Be sure to provide us information on all your insurance policies including cancer policies. We will file all of these for you initially at no charge. If other policies are found later, there will be a charge for additional staff coordination.

Covered Insurance Plans

Medicare

Medi-cal

Monarch Healthcare

Bristol Park Medical Group

Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians

All Major PPO plans

Insurance can be confusing, so please don't hesitate to ask questions and talk with us about your coverage.