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Yes, everyone working in the office must follow these rules.
Yes, HIPAA allows your physician to disclose your health information to family members and friends involved in your care as long as you do not object to the disclosure.
Yes, as long as your physician is discussing only the information needed to accomplish a legitimate function (like treatment or payment for your treatment). This is called the “minimum necessary” standard under the Privacy Rule.
Yes, your physician may fax your health information as long as reasonable safeguards are used.
Yes, your physician may still have you sign your name at the time of registration or announce your name in order to call you to an exam room.
HIPAA prohibits the selling or disclosing of your private health information.
No. Under HIPAA, collection activities are considered legitimate payment functions, and disclosures of “minimum necessary” data to collection or credit agencies to receive payment are possible.
Parents of children 17 years and under generally have access to their child’s health information. However, HIPAA usually defers to state law in recognizing certain confidential relationships.
Yes, HIPAA does not prohibit the physician from accessing your health information to prepare the process for seeing you for the first time.
Yes, unless you object to having the office contact you at your home, such as with appointment reminders, your physician will continue to leave message reminders and communications with you as necessary to provide quality service.
If you do not see your insurance provider listed, please contact SAGA at 210-242-0025 for more information.
Financing is available for procedures at San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers through CareCredit (as listed above).
If you have questions on billing please call 855-258-9497.
Yes, credit cards, cash, and checks are accepted.
Please read your bill very carefully. Bills for physician fees, which include office, procedures, anesthesia, and pathology will be marked with San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates (SAGA). Bills for the facility will be marked with San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers (SAGEC).
You may pay your bill on the Bill Pay Page (Pago de Facturas). If you have questions about paying your SAGEC (facility) bill or want to set up a payment plan, please call 855-258-9497. If you have questions or need clarifications regarding your benefits as they apply to your procedure, please call 855-335-9572. If you have questions about paying your SAGA (physician fees, pathology, anesthesiology) bill, please call 210-271-0606.
As the patient, you are responsible to provide SAGA/SAGEC with accurate insurance information for billing purposes prior to your procedure, as many insurances may require prior authorizations or referrals from your primary care physician that take time. If these are not obtained prior to the procedure, your procedure may not be covered by your insurance carrier. Please let us know if you anticipate a change in your insurance plan when booking your procedure.
CareCredit is a credit card that is used for medical purposes at participating providers. San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers accepts this as a form of payment for procedures.
How do I apply for CareCredit?
Visit the CareCredit website: https://www.carecredit.com/ and click “Apply”. Under “Select a doctor or business by name,” type “San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center.” You may also contact the business office at 210-404-2942 this option is available for procedures ONLY.
All co-pays, deductibles, and payments are due at the time services are rendered. These are determined by your insurance carrier. Contact your insurance provider to obtain this information.
If you are not using insurance, the full amount of your bill is due at time of service. Financing options must be arranged and approved before services are rendered. If you have questions about payment, please contact the SAGEC financial coordinator at 855-335-9572.
We treat all of the conditions located on our conditions page. For more information about whether a specific office treats a condition you can filter by the desired condition on the locations page to find the nearest office to you that treats it. If you are already on your desired location page you can see the list of conditions at the bottom of the page.
We offer all of the procedures located on our procedures page. For more information about whether a specific office offers a procedure or service you can filter by the desired procedure on the locations page to find the nearest office to you that offers it. If you are already on your desired location page you can see the list of procedures at the bottom of the page.