Health Billing for Primary Care

Billing & Insurance

Michigan Avenue Primary Care is in-network with most major insurance companies and accepts the following:

Advocate HMO

Advocate HMO

  • PPO:No
  • HMO: Yes (Call office to ensure you're within correct site number)
  • POS/Other: No
Aetna

Aetna

  • PPO:Yes
  • HMO: No
  • POS/Other: Yes
BCBS

BCBS

  • PPO:Yes
  • HMO: Yes (Call office to ensure you're within correct site number)
  • POS/Other: Yes
Cigna

Cigna

  • PPO:Yes
  • HMO: Yes (with PCP referral)
  • POS/Other: Yes
Humana

Humana

  • PPO:Yes
  • HMO: Yes (with PCP referral)
  • POS/Other: Yes

Additionally, we will accept any other PPO plan not on the above list. However, if we are not in-network with the PPO (not one of the companies listed above), the patient may be responsible for a larger portion than if they see a physician that is in their network.

Insurance Plans That Will Not Cover Visits In Our Office

Unfortunately, we cannot bill HMOs that are out of network. If we are not in network, the insurance company will not cover the cost of your visit. To help make the cost of the visit affordable for our patients, we do offer a self-pay discount.

If you have specific questions about your coverage please contact your insurance company. We suggest contacting your insurance company’s customer service department by calling the number located on your card to help you locate a provider.

Contacting Your Insurance

Each insurance plan is different and your insurance company representative will be able to provide you with plan-specific information.

You can contact a customer service representative at your insurance company by calling the (800) number on the back of your insurance card. If you’ve lost your insurance card, your Human Resources department or your school’s health services will also have this contact information.

Most insurance companies also have information and some self-service options available online. Links to some insurance companies can be found below.

Student Health Insurance Plans

  • Columbia
  • DePaul
  • IIT
  • Roosevelt
  • Harrington
  • IADT
  • SOMA
  • Intrax International
  • Kendall
  • MBI
  • SAIC
Announcement

Michigan Avenue Primary Care will be closed on Thursday November 22, 2018 and Friday November 23, 2018