New Billing Practice for Non-traditional Office Hours

December 18, 2018

As a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH), Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) is committed to offering our patients expanded access to care. We offer non-traditional hours – evenings and weekends – in many of our primary care locations. Nationally accepted billing practices allow CCP to bill for expanded hours to offset the expense of keeping our offices open. As a result, a $35.00 charge will now be applied to all patient appointments for services provided after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, all-day on Saturday and Sunday and for services provided during all federally-recognized UPMC holidays.

Please be aware that this fee will be billed to your insurance company; however, some insurance companies may process this fee as patient responsibility. Should this occur, the patient/guarantor will be responsible for payment to CCP under this circumstance. We recommend contacting your insurance company should you have questions about your insurance plan.

For general billing questions, please call our administrative office at 724-933-1100.