Information About Your Bill
For Procedures Done by a GMA Practitioner at Valley View Hospital
Thank you for choosing Glenwood Medical Associates for your health care. The following information may be helpful in understanding what to expect after your physician has scheduled a procedure at Valley View Hospital in the Special Procedures Area.
First, GMA and Valley View Hospital are separate entities and will be filing your insurance claim or sending a billing statement to you separately. GMA bills you for the physician services, and the hospital bills you separately for hospital services such as use of the procedure room, medication, nursing, etc.
Additionally, should your procedure include other services such as a pathologist for reading tissue samples, or a radiologist for reading x-rays, these companies will also be filing a claim with your insurance or sending you a separate billing statement.
About pathology services and billing. If your endoscopic procedure required the examination of tissue specimens, the specimens are sent to Pathology Associates of RFV (Dr. Jerry Steinbrecher, Dr. Robert Macaulay, and Dr. Frank Holmes) for review. Each tissue sample is reviewed by a Board Certified Pathologist and is examined for cancer and other potential diseases. The cost of this review may range from $300-$700 or more, depending on the number of specimens examined.