Dr. Ballenger accepts most major insurance plans and offers several options for financing.
Payment is expected at the time services are performed. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover), and Care Credit. When more extensive dental care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.
As a service to our patients, our practice accepts most dental insurance programs, including in-network care, indemnity (traditional) and both in and out out-of-network PPO plans. Our accounting team will prepare all the necessary forms for your dental benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. Our team will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.
The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.