As a courtesy to our clients, RDL bills clients, patients, Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and third-party carriers.
Client accounts are billed monthly for all laboratory tests performed during the previous month. Statements are computer itemized to facilitate reconciliation. Simply place an “X” in the area labeled “Bill Client” on the preprinted accession form.
Patients can be billed directly for laboratory tests performed by RDL. Complete all required information on the accession form, including placing an “X” in the “Bill Patient” area and provide the patient’s social security number. Failure to indicate that patient billing is desired will result in the client being billed.
Medicare & Medicare/Medicaid
RDL bills for Medi-Cal and Medicaid (in those states that allow out-of-state lab work to be performed). Insert the correct numbers on the accession form with the patient’s address, birth date and issue date. If possible, a copy of the card is appreciated. Place an “X” in the appropriate area. To facilitate billing, please have patients sign the Insurance/HMO/Medicare waiver on the assession form.
Since our referral laboratories do not bill for out-of-state Medicaids, we would appreciate that any send out tests for your patients with Medicaid not be sent to RDL.
Third Party Billing / Insurance
RDL Reference Laboratory is affiliated with the following Insurance Providers.
RDL bills insurance companies directly for patients if information is provided with the specimen. However, the patient is responsible for the bill regardless of the filing of any insurance claim. Our laboratory is a contracted provider for selected Blue Cross Blue Shield policies, as well as IPA and PPO plans throughout the country. Please click on Insurance Providers or call Client Services at (800) 338-1918 for a complete listing. RDL does not contract with HMOs, an authorization must be obtained prior to services rendered.
Insert the correct numbers on the accession form with the patient’s address, birth date and issue date. If possible, a copy of the card is appreciated. Place an “X” in the appropriate area. To facilitate billing, please have patients sign the Insurance/HMO/-Medicare waiver on the accession form. Include the patient’s Social Security Number.
Always indicate an ICD-9-CM diagnosis code for all insurances.