Arizona Anesthesia Solutions is proudly in-network with most medical insurance plans (including Medicare, Medicaid/AHCCCS, Tri-Care, Champus, and Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and BCBS), and accepts numerous other plans through the Multiplan network, one of the largest insurance networks in the country.
Arizona Anesthesia Solutions bills on a fee-for-service basis. We establish partnerships with our facilities, and AzAS does not work for them directly. Thus charges are separate and not covered in your surgeon or facility bill. The amount of the anesthesia charge will vary based on the duration and complexity of the surgery and anesthesia care.
If your insurance deductible is not met for the year, or you have a coinsurance responsibility, there will likely be a balance due. If you've supplied secondary insurance information, our billing company will bill them for any balance due. You will receive a statement for any amount due from you personally. This balance is due upon receipt of our statement.
Multiplan includes, depending on the plan and network including United Healthcare, and many others. The simplest way to know if you're covered is to look for the Multiplan symbol on your insurance card. At the discretion of your insurance plan, your insurer may process anesthesia claims out-of-network.
As a policy, AzAS works diligently to avoid out-of-network charges and less than 1% of our claims are billed out of network. Due to the an ever-expanding range of insurance products, some claims may be processed as out-of-network. For legal and compliance reasons, AzAS cannot routinely adjust out-of-network charges, however you can appeal to your insurance company noting that you expected an in-network charge, and we can re-submit the claim based on that appeal. If an out-of-network charge creates a financial hardship, we have additional options for patient repayment. We work diligently so that less than 1% of our cases are billed out of network.
We understand that expenses from surgery can be large and unexpected. If you do not have insurance or cannot afford to pay the balance after insurance in full within 30 days, please contact the billing department to set up a monthly payment arrangement after receiving your first statement. We may require documentation of some sort to describe your situation. We have lenient repayment policies and will do what we can to accommodate your needs.
Cash Pay/Self Pay
We make separate arrangements with each facility for cash-pay or self-pay cases. Please inquire with the facility you'll be having your surgery as to how to estimate and pay for anesthesia charges.
Advanced Beneficiary Notices
For procedures (usually colonoscopies or pain procedures) which benefit from anesthesia services but at times may be denied coverage, AzAS utilizes an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN). The ABN gives you information to make an informed choice about anesthesia services.
You’ll be asked to choose an option box and sign the notice to say that you read and understood it. You must choose one of these options:
Option 1: You want anesthesia for your procedure and AzAS to send the charge to your insurance. When your insurance accepts the charge, you may still have a balance for deductibles and coinsurance. If your insurance denies the charge, you’re responsible for paying the estimated cost (usually $150-$225). (Note: since a claim was submitted, you can appeal to your insurance as well.)
Option 2: You want anesthesia for your procedure, but you don’t want AzAS to bill your insurance, and will simply pay the estimated cost (usually $150 - 225).
Option 3: You don’t want anesthesia for your procedure. You may have the option to have no sedation or have lesser-trained personnel administer sedation without an anesthesia professional present.
We accept payment by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Patients should send payment to the address on your invoice.
Email our business administrator, Justin Sharp, MHA, at Justin@azas.team or call during business hours at 480-420-4027 (email best form of contact).