How do I know if a provider accepts direct billing when buying visitors insurance?

You can contact the provider's administration office and inquire whether they accept the particular insurance PPO plan and if they directly bill for the desired services. Typically, providers will bill you personally if the service or procedure you received was small and relatively inexpensive, and you can file a claim for reimbursement. However, if the procedure was expensive, they will usually bill the insurance company directly. For more information, see our blog post Direct Billing or Upfront Payment?

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