Billing/Contracts

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Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories (“Brown Pathology”) provides accurate, understandable and professional billing and insurance statements. We also make individual arrangements for indigent patients, or patients with special needs, to establish flexible payment terms.

For billing or account inquiries please
call our billing office at 713/559-6920.

Send payments to:
Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories
P.O. Box 421849
Houston, TX 77242

Or pay online at:
http://pay.instamed.com/baml

Healthcare Contracts

Brown Pathology’s major managed care contracts:

Aetna (All Products)

American National Insurance Company (Texas True Choice)

Benefit Management Administrators (Texas True Choice)

Benefit Planners (Fiserv Health) (Texas True Choice)

Benesight (Fiserv Health) (Texas True Choice)

Blue Cross Blue Shield (All Products)

Boon Chapman Benefit Administrators (Texas True Choice)

Care Improvement Plus, MC HMO

CBCA Administrators (Texas True Choice)

Cigna (All Products)

Columbia Occupational Health Network, WC

Fort Bend County Indigent Health

Galaxy Health Network, PPO

Group & Pension Administrators (Texas True Choice)

Guardian Life Insurance (Texas True Choice)

Heritage Physician Network, IPA

Humana (All Products)

J.I. Specialty Services (Texas True Choice)

Medicaid

Medicare

MH Health Solutions

Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers, TPA

Methodist Medical Group

Mutual of Omaha (Texas True Choice)

NHBC (Formerly Premier Healthcare Exchange)

OakBend Hospital, PHO

PHCS

Preferred Plan of Texas/Multiplan

Principal Life Insurance Company (Texas True Choice)

Renaissance Physician Organization, IPA

Santa Fe Employees Hospital Assoc., SF

Seven Corner, Inc.

Stratus-NPPN/Plan Care America/Healthsmart

TX. Dept. of Insurance, Divisions of Workers’ Comp.

Texas Municipal League (TML) (Texas True Choice)

Texas True Choice

Three Rivers Provider Network, TPA

Total Choice (Tenet Select)

Tricare

Trisurant

United HealthCare (All Products)

While Brown Pathology makes every effort to maintain contracts with most major health plans, it simply is not possible to contract with them all. For questions regarding how a claim has been processed please contact our billing office at 713/559-6920.

 

Clinical Professional Component Billing for Hospital-Based Physicians

Please be aware that even though some insurance companies do not recognize the professional component of clinical laboratory testing (i.e. 26-modifier for 80000-87999 CPT codes), Brown Pathology will bill the patient’s insurance company accordingly. The Federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1998 and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations both require these professional services. Medically reliable laboratory results are essential to the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. The hospital pathologists are professionally responsible and legally accountable for laboratory results for each hospital patient.