Westside Pediatric Group Billing & Insurance Information
IMPORANT NOTE: Westside Pediatrics does not quote insurance benefits, but asks that you refer to your insurance carrier to understand the benefits/limitations of your policy.
We participate with the following insurances: Participation in these plans may change without notice. If you don’t see your insurance listed, please call your insurance company to see if we are participating providers in their network. Our billing office number is (585) 247-0040.
** WE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN WORKER’S COMP INSURANCE **
Insurances Accepted at Westside Pediatric Group
- Blue Choice
- Blue Choice Option
- Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-of-area
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY
- Child Health Plus
- Commercial Products (please call office to verify)
- Emblem Health
- Health Now
- Healthy NY EPO
- Independent Health
- Lifetime Benefits Solutions
- MVA (multiple carriers, please call office to verify)
- MVP Option
- Tricare (East Region)
- United Health Care
- Univera (through Excellus)
- Workers Comp (multiple carriers, please call office to verify)
Your insurance carrier must be notified when adding a new baby or adopted child to your policy. If required by insurance, the name of the pediatrician must also be added to the contract – effective on or before the child’s first visit at Westside Pediatrics. Insurance claims, denied as the result of improper PCP designation will become your financial responsibility.
*Patients with a non-participating insurance will be required to pay in full at the time of service. As a courtesy, we will submit a claim on your behalf so that your carrier reimburses you in a timely fashion. This service is provided once for each date of service. If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier for an explanation of your health care plan.
Charges and Payments
We participate with a wide range of insurance companies. Any balance not paid by your insurance company will be billed to you. For purposes of HMO co-payments, we consider the parent accompanying the child to the office responsible for the co-payment. Your doctor’s contract with your insurance company requires us to collect co-payments except under very rare circumstances. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please stop in to the billing office or call 247-0040 at your earliest convenience. The billing specialists have a lot of information about community based insurance available for children, and they want to work with you so that your child may continue to receive care in our office. Please refer to our financial policy for more information.