Welcome to Tareen Dermatology! Our mission is to provide you and your family with the best quality dermatologic care in a small and personal office setting.
This information is provided to help clarify payment for medical services:
Tareen Dermatology is pleased to participate in a large number of different insurance plans. It is the patient’s responsibility to understand and comply with any requirements of your particular plan. Please understand that you may be responsible for any payment due (this includes co-payments, co-insurance amounts, and deductibles). Failure on our part to collect this portion of the charges is considered insurance fraud. Therefore, please help us uphold the law and make your payments.
Payment is due in full when services are rendered. If a valid insurance card is provided, this will be taken instead of a cash payment. As a courtesy to our patients, we will bill participating insurance plans. If a patient is self pay, we significantly discount services and will provide the legal visit note, but will not bill insurance company or HSA.
Co-Pay: All co-payments are due at the time of service. If not paid at the time of visit, a $10 fee will be added.
All services that require pre-certification must be authorized before services are rendered. Additionally, if a referral is needed, the referral must be obtained prior to the date of your service.
Statements: If a patient has received a statement from Tareen Dermatology, the amount must be paid in full before a provider sees the patient for a new visit, unless previous payment arrangements have been made. Any outstanding balance must be paid upon receipt of the first statement. Failure to do so will trigger a 1.5% service fee for the additional statement sent. Any account sent to collections will incur the standard extra 25% collection fee.
100% of the self-pay portion of the account is due at the time of service, unless previous payment arrangements have been discussed.
All patients who reside outside of the United States are required to pay cash for all charges at the time services are rendered, regardless of the dollar amount.
Tareen Dermatology accepts cash, checks, Discover, Visa, Master Card and American Express as payment options. Returned checks will be charged back to the patient’s account with a service fee of $25.00.
Delinquent accounts in excess of 60 days may be assigned to a collection agency or an attorney. When accounts are turned over to collections, the additional fees associated with that process will be added to your account balance.
Credit Card on File: Tareen Dermatology requires patients to keep a credit card on file to pay any balance due after insurance has made payment to us (this includes both primary and secondary insurance companies). This card will be used only to charge any outstanding balance due on the patient’s account (co-payments, co-insurance amounts and deductibles). Along with your credit card, we will need a copy of your valid photo ID.
Our office is fully committed to compliance by providing appropriate security of our records, protecting the privacy of our patient’s information and properly maintaining our billing policies in accordance with national HIPAA standards.
Thank you again for choosing Tareen Dermatology for your dermatological needs. Our billing manager is happy to address any concerns. She is available most days from 8 am to 2 pm at 651-633-6883.
These are some common questions about our credit card on file policy:
1. Why does Tareen Dermatology keep my credit card on file? This is becoming the “norm” for medical practices just as it is when you check into a hotel. By being able to charge remaining balances on the credit card for people who don’t pay their bills we are able to keep our costs lower, continue to provide you great care, and pay our hard-working staff. Being a small dermatology practice it is important for us to try and always keep your costs low and keeping a credit card on file allows us to do this.
Individuals with Special Needs
All efforts will be made to help those with special needs. It is ultimately the responsibility of Dr Tareen to help individuals with special needs – thus all patients with special needs will be seen by Dr. Tareen ONLY. Patient’s who are self pay will be assessed regular self pay price.