Labs: We work directly with LabCorp to provide labs at wholesale pricing for our members.
Most of the time, we order labs directly and pass on the discounted price to you. At LabCorp, they refer to this as Client Bill where we (Fischer Clinic) is the Client and we are responsible for paying the bill.
How Do CLIENT BILL Labs Work?
1. We place the order directly with LabCorp.
2. We send you a copy of the order
3. You can either schedule an appointment directly with LabCorp for the appointment or just go as a walk-in. (map to LabCorp locations)
4. You go to LabCorp for your lab draw at least 2 business days before your appointment here
IMPORTANT - LABCORP SHOULD NOT CHARGE YOU OR YOUR INSURANCE
When you go to LabCorp they sometimes have a kiosk for checking in patients which may ask for your insurance information or for your photo ID. If we have ordered your labs directly to be paid by or through Fischer Clinic then you should choose this option on the kiosk:
"My employer or another company is responsible for this visit"
Paying for additional labs through Fischer Clinic:
We pay for your annual physical labs listed above and you pay us directly for other additional labs that you might need. The cost will be added to your account with us and paid on your next monthly bill. We can tell you up front what the price through us will be and you never have to worry about it being approved or denied because insurance isn't involved. There is no draw fee when the labs are ordered through us.
We have a discounted price for every lab that LabCorp offers. It is ALWAYS lower than their patient price. Here is a small sample of our direct lab pricing for members:
|Lab||Fischer Clinic Member Price|
|Comprehensive Metabolic Panel||$5|
|Complete Blood Count||$5|
|Hepatic Function Panel||$7|
|Pap Smear Pathology||$28|
Paying for your labs through your insurance:
In some instances when a lab is very expensive and likely to be covered by your insurance, you can choose to have us order them through your insurance.
We order the labs through your insurance and provide a diagnosis code. We do not know ahead of time what the price will be through insurance if they aren't covered. We do know that if you haven't met your deductible or if the labs are not covered, the amount that you will be responsible for will be higher than if you pay through your account with us. In most cases, just the "draw fee" is around $25 when you pay through insurance, which is higher than most of our lab tests cost. There is no draw fee if you pay through our office.
NEW MEMBER PRICING DETAILS
Kids Under age 18 (Seen by Dr. Lapinskes only):
Enrollment Fee: $75 per member, $150 per household max
Full transparent pricing is available for any service we provide, but here is a general guideline for our rates.
No co-pays for office visits
Annual comprehensive physical -
Labs included with adult physicals at no additional cost:
Complete Blood Count
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Prostate Specific Antigen (if applicable)
Testing Included with Adult Physical: EKG
Other Member Benefits:
Additional Member pricing:
We do not have a long term contract and you may cancel your membership at any time with 30 days written notice. If you have had an annual physical and have been a patient for less than 6 months, you will be charged the balance of 6 months of membership. If you are billed annually, your payment source on file will be automatically charged at your membership anniversary. You can change your payment method at any time.
Tell Us Where it Hurts:
We strive to take care of as many of your health needs as possible and we seek to prevent when possible, treat when appropriate and manage when that is the best option. In the interest of treating the whole person, we provide opportunities for patient education through speakers, classes and other programs aimed at helping you achieve a healthy mind, body, and spirit. If there are resources or services that you would like that we don't currently provide, please let us know.
Dr. Fischer and Dr. Lapinskes offer relationship-based primary care, chronic disease management, and preventive medicine. Our clinic is intentionally designed to give affordable, high-value primary care services directly to our patients with you at the center of all we do. Dr. Fischer and Dr. Lapinskes desire to know you well and collaborate with you in your pursuit of health and to be a trusted adviser and advocate when you need it.
The enrollment fee and the first month's membership fee will be processed within a few days of registering. If you register after the 15th of the current month, you will be charged for half of the current month. If you are paying annually, your annual membership begins on the day that you register.
We require either a credit card or bank account on file for automatic payments. Our fees for credit card payments are much higher than for bank account drafts. If you are able, we would appreciate it if you pay with a bank draft to help us keep our costs down and our rates as low as possible.
We will donate $10 per year for every member who pays by bank account draft.
This year, Dr. Lapinskes is donating to Neighbor to Neighbor Ministries and Dr. Fischer is donating to the Triangle YMCA. Type your paragraph here.
INVOICES AND PAYMENTS
Any month you have a balance, you will receive an invoice by email at the beginning of the month. This is a courtesy notification of the amount that will be drafted on your regular draft date. The email contains a link that you can click on to see what is included on that invoice as well as a link to past invoices. If you ever have a question regarding your invoice, please email or call us. If the invoice looks correct, you do not need to contact us.
FAILED PAYMENT FEE
If you receive a “FAILED PAYMENT” email, please contact our office within 2 business days to straighten out any billing issue. We are always willing to work out a reasonable fix, but if we do not hear from you, a $10 surcharge will be being added to your invoice.
We are always willing to work with you, but if we do not hear from you, we will enforce the following nonpayment policy:
1 month of nonpayment results in INACTIVE status and full payment is required before any additional service.
2 months of nonpayment assumes SELF TERMINATION & membership will be canceled without an option to renew.
Members who have continued nonpayment issues may be terminated. No member may rejoin if terminated for nonpayment.