Billing and Insurance
Medical billing can be a complicated process. We’re here to help.
We are committed to providing you with high-quality healthcare. In order to maintain that commitment, we require payment in a timely manner. The following general information is designed for that purpose.
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMERICAN EXPRESS. For your convenience, you may pay your bill online at
Or call our business office to pay by phone (651)312-1505, or mail your payment to:
We send our patients full-detail statements that include each transaction. When you receive a statement, your balance is due. Because of the nature of medical bills, these statements can be confusing. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have questions.
We accept most major insurance plans. Coverage requirements and limitations vary from plan to plan and from time to time. We advise you to contact your insurance company prior to each appointment to inquire if our practice or your physician is a participating provider. We have provided a list of insurances companies we are contracted with.All providers at Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates are participating providers in the Medicare and Tricare Programs.
This means we accept Medicare and Tricare assignment. You are responsible for any deductible or co-insurance portions.
- Aetna-EC, EPO, NAP and PPO
- Americas PPO/NPPN
- BCBS Out-state (local filing only)
- CC Systems
- Great West
- Group Health Co-op of Eau Claire
- Health Partners
- Labor Care
- Metropolitan Health Plan –PMAP
- Minnesota Care
- Minnesota Medical Assistance
- Patient Choice
- Preferred One
- Select Care
- UHC-Choice Plus Network/PPO
Patients should review and understand their insurance contracts. We strongly recommend that you become familiar with your insurance plan and the extent of the coverage that is available. If you are not familiar with your insurance coverage, we suggest that you discuss your policy with your employer or insurance company before charges are incurred. Of course, our billing experts are here to help you as well. Please be aware that obtaining the necessary prior-authorization, certification, or referral does not guarantee payment.
- Referrals Your insurance plan may require a referral or prior-authorization from your primary care physician. It is your responsibility to contact your Primary Care Clinic (PCP) and obtain this referral prior to your appointment. Services rendered without this may not be covered and will be billed to the patient.
- Authorizations If your insurance plan requires prior-authorization or pre-certification for services, please inform our staff. In most cases, we are able to assist in obtaining authorization or certification.
As physicians, we share your concern over the increasing costs of medical care. We strive to keep our fees reasonable. Our business office will be happy to provide estimates of anticipated charges. We strive to be as accurate as possible, however it can sometimes be difficult to predetermine exact fees.
**Estimates – Sample Price List
|New Patient Visit||$111-$637|
|Established Patient Visit||$107-$374|
|Excision Thrombosed Hemorrhoid||$469|
|Hemorrhoid Banding (Barron Ligation)||$684|
|Pilonidal Cyst Removal||$452-$701|
Endoscopy – Base Price*
*Tissue biopsy, polyp removal, etc. will increase the cost of the procedure.Common Surgical Procedures
|Fistula Surgery||$1,200- $1,670|
|Pilonidal Surgery||$1,400- $1,800|
|Colon Resection - Open||$3,600- $6,100|
|Colon Resection – Laparoscopic||$2,500 - $6,000|
*The above surgery costs do not include pricing for procedures that may require an assistant or second surgeon.
Prices are subject to change. **Because we cannot predict the outcome of your examination, we are unable to guarantee the exact dollar amount of your individual visit/procedure.
Request a Price Estimate Online myCRSAL.org
We understand that medical bills can pose an unexpected financial burden, and that there are circumstances that may warrant an extended payment plan. If you receive a statement and you are having difficulty paying or are unable to pay, please call (651) 312-1505. We will work with you to find a satisfactory resolution to your situation.
Something we haven’t answered? Medical information, including insurance policies, change so rapidly that it is difficult to keep up-to-date and well informed. We’re here to help. Contact our billing experts online at myCRSAL.org, or by phone at (651) 312-1505, and we will do our best to help answer your questions.