Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine




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As the landscape of medicine is changing, insurers are making it more difficult for private physicians to provide the dedicated care that patients deserve.


 We understand that financial aspects of medical care is difficult to navigate. Your care and optimal outcome is our primary focus. Our office has always been generously available to discuss and adjust your bill on an individual basis. Certain services and concierge level care will have an associated cash price and will not be covered by your insurance company. Our office is now out of network with all insurance carriers except for medicare. Having said that, our billing department will bill insurance and usually accept that payment in full. i.e., we will not "balance bill" and the remaining balance will be significantly discounted. In certain instances there may be some nominal out of pocket cost to the patient.


The explanation of benefits mailed to you from the insurance company will reflect figures prior to pending discounts. In general we urge the patient not to be concerned with "patient responsibility" figures on the eob. In order to avoid delays in resolution of  your matter, time consuming and frustrating delays, billing questions should be directed specifically to our billing office at 310-914-9150. Our off-site billing staff is ready to help you and completely separate from the surgeons, surgery center or hospital. 


Certain insurance companies will send the payment for Dr. Ghodsian's services to the address they have on file for the insured. In this event, we expect those funds to be immediately forwarded to our billing department for processing. Failure to do so will result in large penalties which include the entire balance of the account prior to those substantial discounts, and further collection referrals.


Checks received for Dr. Ghodsian's services should be deposited, and a separate check made out to "Dr. Ghodsian" for the exact amount. Mail checks to:

PO BOX 5248

BH, CA 90209.


Any billing questions or concerns may be discussed with our billing department at 310-914-9150. To avoid frustrating attempts to discuss your bill, please call the number above. Calling the surgeons office or the hospital where you stayed will only complicate and delay resolution of your matter.