Spectra Laboratories has helped customers navigate the billing procedures for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) laboratory test services for nearly 30 years. We consider this close support essential to help you and your patients reap the maximum benefit from working with us. Look to our billing specialists for:
Expertise with Medicare ESRD billing rules
Complete knowledge of ESRD 50/50 rule
To support diverse customer needs, we provide a variety of billing options and arrangements, including support for:
Spectra bills the medical facility for any water/dialysate testing, with fee schedules established by a pre-determined service agreement.
Managed care organizations
Numerous payment arrangements are available for managed care organizations (MCOs) and other insurance providers that may not pay Spectra directly. Please contact your Spectra Billing Representative to discuss specific MCO practices.
Spectra will bill private insurance companies for treatment upon receipt of a signed "Assignment of Benefits" form and a copy of the insurance card. Depending upon individual policies, patients may be responsible for co-payments, deductibles, out-of-pocket or non-covered charges.
Medicare requires ordering physicians to provide laboratories with a diagnosis for each requested test. The Composite Rate tests paid by Medicare to dialysis providers include a number of laboratory tests for hemodialysis, IPD, CCPD and CAPD.
Note that all billing arrangements require the completion of a "Patient Billing Information/Assignment of Benefits" form for each patient.
To obtain forms and other billing information, please contact the Spectra Billing departments at:
525 Sycamore Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
8 King Road
Rockleigh, NJ 07647