Insurance & Billing Information
Lakewalk Surgery Center is an authorized provider for most insurance carriers and is Medicare- and Medicaid-certified. Please check with Lakewalk directly or call your insurance carrier if you have questions about your coverage. Lakewalk is also proud to offer simple, straightforward billing and easy, convenient bill payment options.
Online Bill Payment
Online Bill Payment is available 24×7. Paying your bills online is quick, easy, and secure through Lakewalk’s Patient Notebook. We accept any of the following major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa), debit or check. To schedule automatic monthly payments, please contact our billing staff and they would be happy to assist you.
Care Credit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs for you and your entire family. Use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance. Special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
Lakewalk is an authorized provider for most insurance carriers and is Medicare- and Medicaid-certified. Please check with Lakewalk directly or call your insurance carrier if you have questions about your coverage.
Do you provide “good faith” estimates?
By law, healthcare providers need to give patients who do not have insurance (or who are not using insurance) an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a “good faith estimate” for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or give us a call.
When will I receive a bill from Lakewalk Surgery Center?
After your insurance has paid, we will provide you with a monthly statement of your account. If you require one sooner please contact our billing staff and they will assist you.
Will Lakewalk Surgery Center bill my insurance company(ies)?
Yes, we will gladly file your bill with the insurance companies that you have authorized. We ask that you give us complete information on those companies, including addresses, policy numbers, etc.
How long will it take to settle with my insurance company?
Generally, it takes from 20-45 days to obtain payment from an insurance carrier.
Why am I getting multiple bills for the same surgery?
These are not duplicate bills. As we are an independent facility, you may receive bills from multiple providers such as:
- Facility charges from Lakewalk Surgery Center. We are an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), which will replace a hospital charge. The facility portion of your surgery includes the room, equipment use, supplies, nursing staff, technicians, and other overhead costs.
- Anesthesia charges are the Anesthesiologist/CRNA professional fees. Please contact North Shore Anesthesia at (800) 766-4102 regarding their bills.
- Physician charges are the surgeon’s professional fees for the surgery. Please contact their offices regarding their charges.
Will Lakewalk Surgery Center accept monthly payment on the portion I owe?
Yes, monthly payments are acceptable, but they must be based on an approved payment plan. We will be glad to discuss the arrangements with you, so that the plan is mutually satisfactory for all involved.
Who do I contact at Lakewalk regarding my bill?
Please contact one of our billing staff to assist you with your options. Please call the number below that corresponds with the first letter of your last name.
(B-I) Jody (218) 728-8551
(J-O) Gloria (218) 728-8501
(A, P-Z) Tina (218) 728-8552
Or, call us toll free at (800) 728-0650 and ask for billing