Contracted Health Plans
FeesThe physicians at Pacific Palisades Medical Group, Inc. (PPMG) have a very competitive and reasonable fee structure. If you have any special circumstances, please contact our office management.
Direct Contract Primary Care OptionThe Direct Contract form of reimbursement is becoming a very popular method of primary care financing as insurance billing and reimbursement becomes increasingly more complex and cumbersome. With the direct contracting model, the physician and the patient establish a direct financial relationship outside of his or her insurance, and all costs for primary care visits are covered by one fixed annual fee. The PPMG Direct Contracting option allows patients to have unlimited access to their primary care physician for all their primary care needs for a very reasonable annual fee. This convenient and inexpensive option covers all services received from our office including physician visits and in-office ancillary services. Our office will not require co-pays or deductibles, will not send an insurance claim or bill the patient for any of these services.
Contracted Health Plans with Preferred Provider Insurance Organizations (PPO)PPMg physicians are contracted providers with the following PPO health plans:
Non-Contracted PPO Insurance PlansFor patients who have PPO insurances that are not contracted with the PPMG, payment for services rendered is due at the time of service. The PPMG will send an initial claim form to your insurance company for all physician services, as a courtesy to you. Any balances owed will be billed at the end of each monthly billing cycle.
Laboratory, Radiology and Other Diagnostic TestsNon-office based laboratory tests, radiological services and most other ancillary services are separately billed by the source of the service, usually UCLA Healthcare, Quest, Tower Imaging or Providence/St. John's. These entities are contracted with most all health plans. You will receive separate statements and bills for these services that are not part of your fiscal relationship with the PPMG.
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) PlansPPMG is not contracted with any HMO type of healthplan. HMO covered patients who wish to see PPMG physicians will be billed as cash patients or can take advantage of our Direct Contracting option as a convenient way to receive their primary care needs from this office.