Anticipating surgery can be stressful and part of the anxiety can arise out of not fully understanding out-of-pocket expenses associated with a proposed surgery. At The Surgery Center at TGH Brandon Healthplex, we believe it is important to make patients aware of their potential financial expense prior to their procedure.
One of our insurance verification specialists will contact you if there are any anticipated out-of pocket expenses associated with your planned procedure. Please realize charges for your procedure at The Surgery Center are separate from your surgeon’s charge as well as any anesthesiologist and/or pathologist charges which may be incurred. The Surgery Center collects all co-payments, or deductible amounts on the day of your procedure. If your procedure is not covered by insurance, full payment is required at the time of service unless other arrangements are made in advance. The Surgery Center does not offer charity care or financial hardship discounts. If you are unable to cover the cost of your surgery, please contact The Surgery Center at 813-660-6000 prior to your date of surgery so further arrangements can be made.
In the event we are out-of-network with your insurance carrier, The Surgery Center will match your plan’s in-network benefits to eliminate any increased cost for you.
Patients, or their legal guardians, are responsible for payment of facility services. As a courtesy, The Surgery Center will bill your primary and secondary insurance carriers for you. Please bring your insurance cards with you on the day of surgery.
Our Bill Pay service is convenient and quick, allowing you to easily pay your bill online. Simply access our online Bill Pay service here to begin the payment process. If you have questions, please contact our business office at 1-813-448-1655 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with questions regarding your billing or insurance information.
Please have your patient statement and your credit card or bank account information in front of you before using the Bill Pay service. When you access the Bill Pay service here, you will first need to enter your Patient Account Number (found in the upper right corner of your patient statement) and your date of birth. Be sure to enter your date of birth in the following format, including slashes: mm/dd/yyyy. Then click the “Pay Now” button.