Billing & Insurance
At Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, we have one standard of care for all—the best.
The professional fees in our office are carefully examined and are customary for orthopedic surgeons in our area. We make every attempt to keep your overall medical expenses to a minimum. The cost of operating a large orthopedic practice is significant, and this is reflected as part of our fee. Billing costs are a portion of this overhead, and in an effort to keep this cost to a minimum, it is expected that fees for office visits and X-rays will be paid at the time your service is rendered. This gives you a clear understanding of your bill and an opportunity to discuss any problems.
If you have insurance, you will be provided with a copy of your bill, which is completely acceptable to your insurance company and may be mailed to your company by you so that you may be properly reimbursed. We do not want any patient to suffer undue financial hardship because of their misfortune.
If you are having difficulty with your account, please do not hesitate to request a meeting with our accounting department where a confidential discussion may help resolve your problem. For your convenience, payments for your office visits may be made by cash, check, or credit card.
At Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, we participate with most major insurance carriers. However, we suggest you verify your eligibility for services with your insurance company. If you have any questions regarding insurance information at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, please contact one of our helpful representatives at 573-335-8257.
We participate with the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
- Coventry Health
- Great Rivers Network
- Great West
- Healthlink PPO – not HMO
- Medicare & Railroad Medicare
- Triwest (CHAMPUS)
- United Health Care (UHC)
- Three Rivers
- Humana Gold
In regards to Advanced Orthopedic Specialists’ financial assistance program, we have staff members available who can help you set up a payment plan to cover any procedures you may receive in our office.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call 573-335-8257, option 2, and follow the automated instructional to reach the correct person to assist you.