Financials & Insurance
Our primary goal is to provide you with the finest, leading-edge oral surgery and dental implant procedures available today. We are concerned about you and your dental care and make every effort to ensure that you will be treated in the most responsible manner, with kindness and understanding. In order to assist you with your investment in your oral health, we have outlined the financial options available.
We ask all of our patients to take care of their fees on, or before, the day of their treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, and credit card payments.
As a courtesy to you, we will submit your claim forms. Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your dental benefits. Your dental benefits are part of an agreement you or your employer has made for payment of your care. This generally has little to do with the treatment you may need or the cost of that treatment.
We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility and your prompt remittance is appreciated.
If you have any questions regarding payment arrangements for your initial visit or treatment, please call our administrative staff at 775-782-6491.
Accepted Credit Cards
We accept the following credit cards, as well as cash, for payment. We ask all of our patients to take care of their fees on, or before, the day of their treatment.
Carson Valley Oral Surgery is contracted with the following Dental Insurance Companies. Even if we are not contracted with your insurance company, we can usually bill them for you. Our office can also often assist patients with “out of network” approval if necessary. Most procedures done by Dr. Gray are considered dental procedures and can be billed through your dental insurance. Please have both your dental and your medical insurance information when you call for an appointment. Include all companies you are insured with (if you have more than one insurance), so that we can bill accurately for you.
We Now Accept Checks
Pay with CareCredit
I have dental insurance. Will you bill my insurance? How much do I need to pay?
We bill all insurance carriers but are contracted with the following dental plans: Aetna, Delta, United Concordia, Guardian, St. Mary’s, and plans in the Diversified Dental network. Many plans pay us well even if we are not contracted, but it is your responsibility to know the details of your plan. You are responsible for payment in full on your first visit (50% if we are contracted with your insurance). We will bill your insurance and payments will be credited to your account, or we will send you a refund. If you need surgery, we can submit a predetermination to let you know your benefit in advance. You are responsible for the amount your insurance will not pay on your surgery day. Because predeterminations can take 3-4 weeks, you may not be able to wait (you are in pain!). If there is insufficient time to process a predetermination, we will call your insurance, verify coverage, and call you with the copay, the amount not covered by insurance. The copay is due on the day of surgery. If your insurance sends payments to you rather than us, you will need to pay 100% on the day of surgery.
Do you take Medicare or Medicaid?
Dr. Gray is not a Medicare or Medicaid provider. We therefore cannot bill either, and Medicare/Medicaid patients scheduling for a medical issue such as a biopsy need to sign a private contract and pay in full.
I do not have dental insurance. What can I do?
Payment is required prior to surgery. If you are not able to pay for the surgery, you may apply with CareCredit, a company that will finance healthcare often at no interest or low interest. Carson Valley Oral Surgery does not finance surgical care.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, money orders, personal checks, cashier’s checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Do you offer discounts for cash payments, seniors, or multiple family members?
Sorry—we do not offer discounts. Our patients pay the same amounts for the same procedures.