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Insurance and Billing

Billing

You will receive an easy-to-understand bill for the services provided at Endoscopy Center of the Upstate. You will also have a bill from your physician for his/her services. You may also receive a bill from the Pathology Lab should you have any biopsies taken during your procedure.

We offer the option to pay bills online. Pay online using our secure server here. Please feel free to call the center’s billing office with any questions you may have: (864) 331-0364.

Self Pay

Self-pay patients are welcome at our center. As with insured patients, we will be happy to discuss payment arrangements with you.

Insurance

Endoscopy Center of the Upstate accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Most health insurance carriers support and reimburse ambulatory surgery centers because they are generally less expensive than hospitals. Please call us to make sure you are fully aware of your coverage.

Our in-network insurance plans include:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS SC (incl. Blue Choice and the State Employee Plan)
  • BCBS SC Medicare Advantage
  • Beech Street
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Great West
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Network
  • InStil Health (Medicare Advantage)
  • MedCost
  • SC Medical Assistance
  • Multiplan
  • NovaNet
  • NPPN
  • PHCS
  • Premier Health Systems
  • Select Health/First Choice (Medical Assistance)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

The Cost of Your Procedure

Because you are responsible for costs for covered healthcare services until you reach your deductible, you should comparison shop if you elect to have a nonemergency procedure.

You can use tools like Healthcare Bluebook and the Medicare Procedure Price Lookup (for Medicare patients).  Many health insurance websites also provide information on where to find in-network services.

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