If you do not have health insurance coverage, you are still welcome as a patient of ours. You will be considered “Private Pay” with our practice. Effective July 15, 2020, we now kindly require a credit card to be on file with our office so that your payment can be automatically drafted the day of or after your appointment. If you decline to place a credit card on file, you may pre-pay your visit in full prior to the appointment date. Please call our billing office to receive your estimate for services at (512)458-8400, option 6. For more detailed information click here.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council offers robust and comprehensive standards to enhance payment card data security and reduce exposure to credit card fraud. PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process, including prevention, detection, and appropriate reaction to security incidents.
Phreesia’s secure PCI-DSS compliant system never stores sensitive credit card information in our office system or Phreesia’s, it is stored with the merchant.
We prefer that you enter your credit card information while confirming/pre-registering for your appointment through our secure platform, Phreesia. Please pay close attention to your appointment reminders sent via text & email to complete pre-registration. You can also deliver your credit card information over the phone, by mail, or in person, but the most secure way is online during pre-registration.
Yes. Weight loss is the most effective way to prevent diabetes in people who have pre-diabetes. Exercise is also a vital part of preventing diabetes.
If a person has diabetes and is on medications, or has high blood pressure on medications, then these medications may need to be reduced as a person loses weight. We advise a visit with one of our health care providers for people with diabetes and/or high blood pressure prior to starting the program for medication adjustments and then 2-3 visits after starting for monitoring and further adjustments.
We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare. Please contact your insurance to verify that Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology is a contracted provider.
We will be happy to provide you with any procedure codes that are to be billed so that you may confirm with your insurance plan that it is covered
If your copay is not listed on your insurance card, please contact the 1-800 number on the back of your card to check your benefits.
Some insurance plans do require a referral in order to have your visit covered. Please contact your insurance carrier to confirm if your plan requires you to obtain a referral to see a specialist. To learn more about our referral process, select the following link: Referrals