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Appointment, Billing, & Medical Record Information

At Macomb Pediatrics in Warren and Clinton Township, Michigan, we want you to know what to expect during your doctor's visit. We invite you to read through our appointment policy and billing practices. Please be sure that your bring your picture I.D. and insurance card with you to our office.


A summary of the financial policy is provided below:

MPA will bill the insurance company listed for all patient visits on the patient’s behalf. Ultimately, the patient/parent/guarantor are responsible for all balances that the patient’s insurance is not contractually obligated to pay. All patients should know their own insurance policy and what the policy may or may not cover including routine labs & screening coverage. It is not the office’s responsibility to supply coverage and benefit information to the patient. It is also the patient/parent’s responsibility as a guarantor to have all the insurance & personal information in the patient chart to be correct and up to date at every date of service including but not limited to phone numbers, home address, email address, etc.

Account Statements & Balances:

If left unpaid, balances will be addressed at every appointment to be collected in full. Account statements detailing account balances will be generated and mailed home to the address listed on the account. After three generated statements and no payment has been made towards the balance, the account will then be sent into review for collections.

Patients Without Insurance Coverage:

We do understand that sometimes patients are without insurance coverage. For these situations, we do have a self-pay/time of service fee schedule. These fees are only applied to patients that are truly without insurance & all balances must be paid in full prior to the services being performed. For more information, please call our Billing Department @ 586-573-9231.

Co-Pays & Account Balances:

All copays are due before being seen for any patient appointment. We accept all forms of payments including cash, credit card, or check. We do expect that if there is an outstanding account balance that the guarantor will voluntarily pay all balances due from past services as well as current copays before the next service is rendered.

Appointment Fees- Late/ Same Day Cancels/ No Shows:

Parents/guardians are responsible for making sure patients arrive on time for their appointment. MPA will make reminders phone calls to confirm the appointment. Any appointment made within two business days is considered to be an automatic confirmed appointment. In order to be on time, you should arrive at the scheduled appointment arrival time. Parents/guardians are asked to give 24-hour notice prior to any appointment cancellation or rescheduling.

Late Fees:

If a patient is more than 15 minutes late, MPA reserves the right to cancel the appointment if determined based on the clinician’s schedule and a late cancellation/reschedule fee of $25.00 will be applied.

Same Day/ No-Show Fees:

No show/no call is defined as no notice within 1 hour of the scheduled appointment time which is subject to a $25.00 fee. No show appointment is subject to $50.00 fee. After two missed no call/ no show appointments a letter will be mailed home as a warning reminder of our office appointment policy. After three missed no call/ no show appointments a dismissal from the practice letter will be mailed home and MPA will provide 30 days of temporary care until a new primary care physician is established.


Macomb Pediatric Associates, P.C. participates with many insurance plans. It is the patient’s responsibility to provide the most current insurance and know your insurance policy before services are rendered in our office. If you have a new insurance plan and do not have your card at the time of visit, we will not be able to bill the insurance carrier. Payment will be required at the time of service. If we receive your insurance card within the filing limits of your insurance, we will submit the claim to the insurance carrier for possible reimbursement. If a service is rendered and believed to be covered, our billing department will submit the service to the appropriate insurance plan. Co-payments are due at the time of service. You are responsible for any co-insurance, deductibles and/or non-covered services not paid for by your insurance. Payment will be required upon receipt of the statement. Accounts that do not reflect payment for a prior balance after three statements will be sent to an outside collection agency. At that time, the account will be turned over to collection and the doctor/ patient relationship will be terminated.

Please call the office to confirm updated insurance participation.

All HMO and Medicaid policies will require a (PCP) Primary Care Physician from our practice to be assigned to the insurance policy.

*Note- if the correct PCP assignment is not selected and backdated to the date of birth/ start of the policy, patients are responsible for all financial charges.

We accept a wide range of PPO, HMO and Medicaid insurance plans which include but are not limited to:

Private Insurances:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Care Network
  • Health Alliance Plan
  • Aetna
  • Smart Health
  • Cigna
  • Priority Health
  • Smart Health
  • United Health Care
  • UMR

Medicaid Policies:

  • Meridian
  • McLaren
  • United Healthcare
  • Priority Health
  • Blue Cross Complete

If your insurance policy is not listed, please call our billing department.

18+/ College Transition to Adult/ Family Medicine Policy

Patients 18 years and older according to the patient’s insurance policies will be transitioned to adult/ family medicine practice to further provide age-appropriate medical care. In some instances, patients 18 and older can remain with MPA under the agreement that an up to date yearly physical be completed on file by Macomb Pediatric Associates, P.C. If that agreement cannot be withheld, they will no longer be able to be seen for sickness or annual appointments and will be dismissed to adult medicine.

Specialist Referral Policy

HMO insurance policies might require an insurance referral to be seen by a specialist provider. It is the patient’s responsibility to contact MPA and provide the necessary information to process a referral request. Please ensure an adequate time frame is given to complete the request. Same day requests may not be able to be completed.

Prescription/ Medication Contract Policy

MPA will not prescribe any medications without seeing the patient. Our policy states patients receiving prescriptions for controlled substances are required to sign a Controlled Substance Agreement and adhere to protocol. After the initiation of treatment, a follow up visit is required within 30 days, and then every 3 months after that. If there is a change in dosage needed, then you will be asked to come back within 30 days. There are no exceptions to this rule. No refill of controlled substance medication prescribed can be made if these follow up visits are not kept. For any medication refill parents/guardian/patient one must call the office three days before the refill expires to request a refill if the patient is up to date with the necessary visits.

Respect/ Right to Reserve Privacy Policy

As permitted by law, MPA reserves the right to amend or modify our practice policies. The privacy of your protected health information will be maintained by adhering to all HIPAA guidelines. All patients regardless of race, color, sex, gender identification will be respected and provided appropriate care. MPA carries a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for any verbal abuse to/from our patients, staff & providers. Any abuse of relationships will be an automatic dismissal.

Appointment Late Arrivals/ Cancellations/No Shows

Macomb Pediatrics provides courtesy reminders ahead of a scheduled appointment. We do our best to do the courtesy reminders, but it is the parents/guardian/patients’ responsibility to keep track of your child(s) appointments.

Appointment arrivals past the scheduled appointment time may result in the need to be rescheduled. We do not guarantee a ‘grace period’ and cannot honor all late appointments.

All appointments must be canceled 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time or are subject to a cancellation fee of $25 per child. No show appointments are a disservice to the practice and patients. All no-show appointments will be charged a $50 fee per child. If multiple no-show appointments occur, the entire family will be dismissed from the practice with written notice.

Divorced/ Separated/Custody Family Policy

Macomb Pediatric Associates, P.C. cannot and will not become involved in any legal issues such as divorce, separation, or custody issues unless requested through appropriate legality. MPA kindly requests that any medical decision making including but not limited to vaccines, medication, etc. be agreed upon prior to the appointment.

Payments (including copays, deductibles, balances) are due at the time of the service of the appointment regardless of which parent is responsible for coverage. All payments due to be collected will be asked to be collected. MPA is not responsible for enforcing any legal financial agreements between the parents.

Neither of the patient’s parents will be limited to accessing their child’s medical information or appointment scheduling unless the court ordered with proof of order in the medical record.

MPA will not call the opposite parent to inform of appointment scheduling, cancellation, or requests. In addition, we will not call the parent who was not present at the appointment to discuss the events of the appointment. All updated legal documentation pertinent to the medical decision making of the patient must be provided to MPA in an appropriate and timely manner to keep in the medical record.

MPA will not tolerate abusive appointment cancellation and rescheduling patterns between parents.

Verbal abuse of staff members will not be tolerated.

*If any issues arise that become disruptive to our practice or impact the care of the patient, MPA reserves the right to discharge the entire family from treatment from Macomb Pediatric Associates P.C. No exceptions or accommodation will be made.

Requesting a Copy of Medical Records

From time to time, everyone needs a copy of medical records. Whether your child is enrolling in school or going to see a specialist, we can issue a copy of their medical records. According to HIPAA regulations, we will require a medical release form before issuing any records. Our offices policy will need a minimum of 24 hours to retrieve medical records.

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