Here at Alamo Brain and Spine we recognize that complex billing procedures and payment methods can be confusing and frustrating for most people. We hope you find the following information about our financial policies and billing procedures helpful.
Please call our office at 210-951-8623 for more information.
We share our patients’ concern over the increasing costs of medical care and thus we strive to keep our fees reasonable and customary. If you have any questions about your bill with Alamo Brain and Spine, please ask us. You are responsible for payment of your account even if you have insurance; your insurance contract is an agreement between you and your insurance company.
Depending on your contract with your insurance company, you may be required to make a co-payment or pay a deductible amount. Co-payments are required on the date of service. Insurance payments paid directly to the provider will be applied to your account. If there is a balance remaining you will receive a billing statement.
Our statements are sent out on a monthly basis through our business office. All charges are due and payable within 30 days of receipt.
Please contact us if payment in full would be a financial hardship. We will set up a payment arrangement with you.
For billing inquiries, office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If your insurance plans require a referral for you to see a physician at Alamo Brain and Spine; this must be obtained from your primary care physician. Patients are responsible for making sure a referral is in place before services are received. Our business office has referral coordinators available if further assistance is needed.
Appointment Cancellation Policy
Our goal is to provide quality medical care in a timely manner. In order to do so we have had to implement an appointment cancellation policy. This policy enables us to better utilize available appointments for our patients in need of medical care.
In order to be respectful of the medical needs of the Alamo Brain and Spine please be courteous and call promptly if you are unable to attend an appointment. This time will be reallocated to someone who is in need of treatment. This is how we can best serve the needs of all our patients.
If it is necessary to cancel your scheduled appointment we require that you call by 10 a.m., one (1) working day in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your early cancellation will give another person the possibility to have access to timely medical care.
Scott B. Phillips, MD is a neurological surgeon based in San Antonio who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, spinal cord stimulator implants and other brain disorders, including brain tumor and chiari decompression. Patients travel from Bexar County, San Marcos and South Texas, including Corpus Christi, Kingsville, McAllen and Brownsville for treatment of back pain, neck pain, brain tumor, carpal tunnel and epilepsy-related neurological problems. Dr. Scott Phillips provides second opinions for back surgery and neck surgery, and emphasizes non-surgical treatment options in advance of spine surgery. Where surgery is necessary because of a herniated disc or spinal instability, Dr. Phillips uses minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and advanced technology like the artificial disc to help patients relieve pain symptoms and get back to activity. This spine neurosurgeon expertise enables many patients to have outpatient spine surgery and be home the same day.