District Foot & Ankle Center has always billed with the highest
of ethics. FDFAC accepts insurance contracted rates for covered benefits.
We contract with most preferred provider organizations (PPO) and as
a courtesy to our patients will bill your PPO insurance company for
you. Increasingly, more practices are adding on services which are
in addition to what your insurance allows. The following lists some
examples of these services which other clinics apply but we will never
Some practitioners use a "Wellness Code" as a means to bill an
extra $100 to $250 per visit. Most insurance plans do not view this as a
covered benefit, and as such will not pay for it. This means that unlike
a standard office visit, this amount is not subject to insurance reimbursement
and you will be responsible to pay the entire balance due. FDFAC has never
billed "Wellness Codes" and never will. We feel this is a disservice
to patients especially when a more applicable insurance code is available
and should have been used in the first place.
Some clinics charge a membership fee before they will accept you as a patient.
FDFAC doesn't believe patients should be required to pay a fee to become
a patient. These types of fees are similar to how we view Service Waivers
when a insured patient is seen by a contracted provider.
Many clinics charge an extra fee to cover their overhead. These "Facility
Fees", can be in the hundreds of dollars in addition to visit and other
charges applied. Once again, FDFAC will never charge you a facility fee since
this should already be included in the usual and customary charges you pay.
Named Partner Fees
It is not uncommon for a practice to charge additional fees when seeing a
named partner. These fees can rise to several hundred dollars per visit
in addition to other standard office visit fees. FDFAC has never charged
this type of fee and never will.
Some practitioners will ask that you sign a waiver prior to receiving service
that allows them to bill above and beyond any contracted rate they have
with your insurance company for covered benefits. Signing this waiver overrides
what your insurance company allows and doing so requires that you pay more
than agreed. FDFAC believes this to be an unethical practice and simply
won’t do it.
FDFAC Billing Codes and Prices
As a way to better inform our patients, we were the first practice to provide
a Billing Codes and Fee list containing the most often used service codes
and amounts charged for our practice. Use this as a guide to better understand
your financial responsibility with our clinic.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Some same-day Emergency appointments available