In order to best serve the needs of our patients, The Stone Clinic is an out-of-network, fee-for-service provider.
We accept all major forms of payment, including Bitcoin & CareCredit, at the time of your visit.
Monthly payment options are available through CareCredit. You may finance your treatment with manageable monthly payments ranging from 6 to 60 months. You may use the payment calculator to find out your options.
After your initial examination and before treatment, we suggest all patients contact their insurance carriers directly to obtain coverage information. Covered procedures will vary with each insurance company.
For your convenience, you will be given an itemized receipt when leaving the office, which you send directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you prefer, your surgical bills can be submitted to your insurance carrier by a third party billing service at no extra charge.
We have opted-out of Medicare, which means our services are not covered by any type of Medicare or Medicare supplemental insurance policies. However, Medicare and Medicare supplement policies often cover the facility and anesthesiology charges associated with surgery.
Please contact our office at (415) 563-3110, if you have any questions. We are always happy to help patients figure out the best financial option.
Frequently asked billing questions
What is the difference between an in-network provider and an out-of-network provider?
An in-network provider is one contracted with a health insurance company to provide services to plan members for specific pre-negotiated rates. An out-of-network provider is not contracted with the health insurance plan. We chose to become an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies to ensure that we can offer our patients the best care possible.
Do you accept my insurance plan?
The Stone Clinic is an out-of-network provider, which means we are not contracted with any insurance companies and, therefore, do not bill insurance for our services. Our patients make payment-in-full for our services at the time they are received, then submit their own claims directly to their insurance companies for reimbursement. At the end of your consultation, we will provide you with an itemized receipt, which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have out-of-network coverage, you will be reimbursed directly by your insurance company according to your plan’s specific out-of-network benefits. To inquire about your specific insurance coverage, you may call the Customer Service phone number listed on your insurance card for a detailed explanation of your policy.