At Sauna Therapy, we understand that healthcare is expensive. If you have a plan with out-of-network benefits, then it can be even more frustrating when you’re forced to pay your providers out of pocket with out-of-network benefits.
What is a superbill?
A superbill, or super bill, is a document that healthcare providers use to bill insurance companies for services rendered. It includes information about the service, such as the date of service, type of service, and provider’s name. The superbill also includes the patient’s insurance information, such as plan name and member ID number.
How do I get a superbill?
To get superbills, simply asking your practitioner or Paige Swanson, LPC-A, NCC. You can also visit websites like OutofNetworkClaims.com to purchase superbills for all of the providers in their network or for instructions on how to create a medical superbill.
Why do I need superbill?
If you are not getting reimbursed by insurance companies when submitting claims (such as an EOB), then superbills are the next step. They act as proof that you had a session with an out of network provider, and they can be used to get reimbursed for sessions paid in full.
How do I submit a superbill?
First call your insurance company and see if you have met your out-of-network deductible. After that, see if your out-of-network benefits cover therapy costs.
There are a few ways to submit a superbill:
– Mail the superbill to your insurance company
– Fax the superbill to your insurance company
– Upload the superbill to your insurance company’s website
The simplest way is to simply send your superbill along with an EOB directly from the provider’s document portal on their website.
However, it depends on your insurance company and their submission process. Some companies prefer that you mail the superbill, while others prefer that you fax or upload it. A UnitedHealthcare superbill, for example, can be submitted online. You can usually find this information on your insurance company’s website.
How to get a super bill from Sauna Therapy
- log onto your simple practice portal
- download your bill in your portal
- find documents or directly ask Paige Swanson for a super bill of the services rendered
What happens after I submit the superbill?
After you submit the superbill, your insurance company will process it and reimburse you for the cost of out-of-network care. It may take a few weeks for the reimbursement to process, so be patient.
If you have any questions about submitting a superbill, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help!
Are superbills only useful when I pay out-of-pocket?
No! Superbills can be submitted even if your visit was covered by insurance. Since superbills can be used to get reimbursed for out-of-network care, they are especially helpful if you have a high deductible or plan with no in-network benefits.