1. What insurance do you take?
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare (Until January 1, 2021)
Why aren’t we taking Medicare and Tricare?
There have been increasing pressures, both financial and administrative, with regards to providing care for Medicare patients. Congress has repeatedly failed to take corrective measures to ensure our practice’s long-term participation with the program. In an effort to maintain our commitment to our practice philosophy, and at the same time, honor the commitments to our own personal families, we have made a difficult decision that will affect many of our patients.
Effective January 1, 2021, we will officially opt out of Medicare. By opting out of Medicare, this means that Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans will no longer pay for services that you receive from our office. We realize the ramifications that this decision will have on many of you, but also realize that it is necessary to help ensure the overall long-term viability of our practice. We have to continually adapt to an ever-changing healthcare environment, and this has certainly proven to be quite difficult for obvious reasons. We stand committed to continue providing the highest quality, personalized, comprehensive primary medical care that you have come to know. You can contact our office for further information regarding alternative payment arrangements for services or to have your records forwarded to another medical provider of your choice, if alternative payment is just not an option for you. It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve you over the years and we feel blessed that so many of you have entrusted your and your family’s care to us.
United Healthcare – including Golden Rule and UMR
Tricare (until January 1st 2020)
Insurances we do not accept:
BCBS: My Blue, Simply Blue HMO, Medicare MyTime
Humana: Gold, HMO, Exchange
- Premier Okay
- Patients who are 65 or older with Humana
Tricare Prime (active duty)
-examples: Sunshine health, Amcare, Staywell, Obamacare
Aetna Medicare **HMO & PPO**
United Healthcare: HMO (thru the market place), Oxford, Compass
Anything that doesn’t sound familiar, please ask for the number on the back of the card and call to verify.
Appointments cannot be confirmed until insurance is confirmed.
If you’re not sure, please give our office a call at 813-402-8779
2. Are you accepting new patients?
Only our Nurse Practitioner, Nicole Loftis is taking New Patients at this time.
3. What is your cancellation policy?
We do charge $25 for less than 24 hours cancellation and $25 for no-shows. This will help with opening up appointments for those who are on the waitlist.
4. Do you take Self-Pay Patients?
We are no longer accepting new self-pay patients at this time. Please call us to verify.
5. What is a deductible and why do I have to pay a deposit?
The insurance deductible is the part of a patient’s covered medical expenses that the individual pays each calendar year before the insurance company starts to pay benefits. When you have a deductible, you have to come up with the amount of money for your deductible before a claim gets paid in many circumstances. Once you have met your calendar year deductible, the insurance company will pay the rest of the claim value up to the policy limits.