Insurance & Billing Info
Please be aware that the physicians of Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC. are not employed by Northside Hospital. We are independent practitioners and you will receive a bill for our professional services separate from Northside Hospital.
Do you have a question about your bill or health insurance? Please contact Sentinel Healthcare Services with all of your billing and healthcare insurance related questions concerning Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC. Sentinel Healthcare Services provides trained billing specialists to assist you.
Sentinel Healthcare Services, LLC
P.O. Box 116443
Atlanta, Georgia 30368-6443
As the physicians of Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC. are independent of Northside Hospital, our "participation" status with health insurance companies and other third party payers may differ with that of Northside Hospital or the patient's health care provider. Please consider this carefully prior to surgery or delivery. The anesthesiologist's fee is influenced by several factors. These include: type of surgery, length of surgery and the patient's physical condition. The fee is independent of the type of anesthesia. The "anesthesia" charge on your hospital bill is for the equipment and supplies furnished by the hospital. Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC. receives no remuneration from the hospital for these charges. If the patient or the surgeon request post-operative pain management to be provided by Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC., then you will receive a bill for these services. Participation agreements with insurance providers are subject to change. Please check with you insurance provider about your coverage prior to receiving services.
It is your responsibility to contact our Business Office at (770) 645-7889 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm to discuss potential or expected financial obligations in advance of your date of service.
NAC participates with the following insurance plans to provide surgical anesthesia and pain services: (See Note Below)
Managed Care Plans
Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicaid Managed Care Plans
Worker's Compensation Plans
Although Northside Hospital may be a provider in your insurance network, NAC, which bills for its own services, may or may not be a participating provider. This may affect your coverage level for professional services. NAC participates with many of the major health insurance plans. Based on your policy coverage for in- and out-of-network benefits, your insurance company determines which services are covered and to what extent benefits are paid. NAC has no control over how each insurance carrier determines coverage or payment. Because each policy is different, our physicians are not able to tell you whether, or to what extent, treatment options may be covered by your insurance policy.
NOTE: Despite our best efforts to keep this list updated, our participation status with one or more of these insurance carriers may have changed. To protect yourself from unnecessary personal financial obligations, it is important that you review your coverage and obligations with your insurance company without delay and in advance of your admission. Questions concerning coverage should be directed to your insurance carrier.