Columbia Surgical Specialists gladly accepts and bills most insurance plans and are considered preferred providers for the following insurance carriers
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Idaho
- Champ VA
- First Choice
- First Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- Idaho Medicaid
- Sterling Plans
- Uniform Medical
- United Healthcare
Entities that are contracted providers include: Anesthesia Associates, InCyte Pathology, Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, and Inland Imaging.
If you do not see your insurance listed above or if you have questions regarding your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier for clarification. The physicians of Columbia Surgical Specialists are considered specialty providers in otolaryngology and neurotology. Some insurance plans require a referral or preauthorization for services performed by a specialist. Please verify this with your insurance plan and have these requirements in place prior to your appointment.
Most insurance plans require patients to pay a portion of billed services through a co-payment. You will be asked to pay your co-payment at the time of service. A service charge of $10.00 may be assessed for unpaid co-payments.
You are entitled to consumer rights protecting against balance billing as referenced in Washington State HB 1630, sections 6 & 7. View consumer rights under the balance billing protection act. You may contact the Office of the Insurance Commissioner with questions or concerns at: www.insurance.wa.gov, 1-800-562-6900, 5000 Capitol Blvd SE, Olympia WA 98512
Patients not covered by insurance should be prepared to pay a deposit of $150.00 at the time of service.
CSS provides uninsured patients with a cash discount option. Please contact Patient Account Services at (509) 789-5755 for details.