We at PPC have a dedicated billing coordinator and we do our best to help you collect charges from your insurance company.  However, ultimately every patient is responsible to provide payment, and if the insurance company does not pay, it will be up to the patient to talk to his/her insurance company and provide payment for any services rendered.  We ask that every patient sign a billing agreement to assure understanding of his/her financial responsibilities.  A few salient issues are:

  • Medicare requires us to collect secondary payment from each patient.  If the patient has a secondary insurance policy and that policy does not pay, the patient and/or family will need to call Medicare to attempt to resolve the problem, and to simultaneously provide any due payment to PPC.

  • All patients are responsible to provide PPC with accurate insurance information, and to be sure that PPC accepts that insurance.  We will do our best to verify insurance before a first visit is set, but if the information we receive is not accurate, or if later it is learned that the insurance will not pay for sevices rendered by any PPC providers, then the patient is responsible to provide due payment.\

  • Any lab tests, radiology tests, or prescriptions ordered by PPC are not billed by PPC.  If any of those tests or medicines are not paid by a patient's insurance, then it will be the responsiblity of the patient to talk to the particular lab/facility/pharmacy that denied payment.

  • If a patinet changes insurance, or if an insurance will not pay for certain services or requires unique codes to be used in billing, it is the responsibility of each patient to provide PPC with that information.

The Following is a List of Insurance we generally accept:

Medicare Part B, Blue Cross, Aetna, Aetna Medicare, Cigna, United, Bravo (Health Spring), Humana Gold Choice, Maryland Medicaid, MDIPA, Evercare, GTL, NALC, and GEHA.  Email Pat Cernic to see if your plan is accepted by us, and also make sure that your plan accepts us as your primary care doctor.

Pat Cernic is our billing coordinator, and all billing inquiries should go to her.  She is best reached by email at billing@ppcmd.com