Prompt Payment Discount
Policy updated January 2023
InterMed offers a discount on services for uninsured, self-pay patients.
InterMed offers a discount on eligible services for self-pay patients. Any patient can self pay regardless of whether or not they have health insurance coverage when they receive eligible services provided by InterMed.
A self-pay patient is eligible for a 25% discount if the discount is requested before or at the time of service and payment is made in full as outlined below under Eligible Services.
The patient needs to complete and sign the Acknowledgement of Self-Pay Status Patient Responsibility form.
A patient who receives a discount under this policy, and who pays the remaining 75% of charges in full, acknowledges that InterMed will not submit charges to the patient’s insurance company for reimbursement.
Services eligible for a 25% discount are:
- Office visit: An estimate of total eligible charges may be provided to the patient at the time of check out for an office visit. The patient must pay in full for the 75% at check out.
- Other InterMed services, not including those from the Ambulatory Surgical Center: Because an estimate of charges will not be available to the patient at the time of service, the patient must pay in full for the 75% of charges within 30 days of the bill date. The discount will be forfeited on Day 31 without payment, and the full billed amount will be due.
- Ambulatory Surgical Center: An estimate of total patient charges will be provided to the patient prior to service. The patient is expected to pay in full for the 75% of charges before the date of service.
If an overpayment is made, a credit will be posted to the patient’s account.
This discount does not apply to any services that are billed by any organization outside of InterMed. Those include outside lab processing and radiologist interpretation of imaging services.
InterMed reserves the right to forfeit the self-pay discount if the required fee is not paid at time of service.