Financial Policy

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.

In choosing our small, independent practice, you will not be treated like a number as in some large health systems. We pride ourselves on knowing and caring for our patients as individuals.

At Tareen Dermatology, we have the most affordable pricing. This means for the exact same care/office visit at a large institution you/your insurance company pays more to a large health system than our small independent office.

For these reasons, please try to provide us with the most accurate insurance information so we can get your claim submitted to your insurance carrier correctly the first time. This allows us to keep your costs low, pay our hard-working staff, and keep our dermatologic care the best in the Twin Cities!

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.

Learn More about our Billing Process and Policies

Dr. Mohiba Tareen, board certified dermatologist, along with Tammi, Clinic Administrator, explain the billing process and policies at Tareen Dermatology.

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.

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. Patients who are self-pay will be assessed regular self-pay price.

We make every attempt to accommodate all our patient’s wishes whenever possible and make the patient visit not only compliant legally with HIPAA, ADA, and Medicare regulations, but also providing the best level of service that we can reasonably provide.

Individuals who are HEARING IMPAIRED

Per the official government and ADA guidelines (see link below) http://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm we offer a number of reasonable options to facilitate appropriate and thorough communication with our hearing impaired patients.

A few options that we offer:

  1. pen and paper
  2. texting back and forth on an iPad
  3. live interpreter: this takes some time to arrange. All patients requesting live interpreters are seen ONLY by Dr. Tareen. Dr. Tareen reserves 30 minutes for these appointments and thus they take several weeks to arrange (our current wait for most visits is 2- 6 weeks, as is commensurate with most dermatologic care in the twin cities – given that 30 minutes are blocked, the wait is typically longer than for most new or follow-up patient visits).

We do consult with our practice attorney as well as a representative at the ADA and we are in compliance with all federal and state laws. Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions at [email protected].

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the No Surprises Help Desk at 1-800-985-3059. 

Tareen Dermatology

  • Tareen Dermatology - 2720 Fairview Ave N., Suite 200, Roseville, MN 55113 Phone: 651-633-6883
  • The Faribault Office - 1575 20th St. N.W., Faribault, MN 55021 Phone: 651-633-6883
  • The Maplewood Office - 2945 Hazelwood St., Suite 230, Maplewood, MN 55109 Phone: 651-633-6883
  • Monticello Office - 9766 Fallon Ave NE Suite 102, Monticello, MN 55362 Phone: 651-633-6883

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