Meridian is committed to making treatment as affordable as possible.
We accept payment for services from a variety of sources. Indigent care is provided through contracts with Lutheran Social Services (through the Florida Department of Children and Families) and County Commission contracts. We also accept payment from client fees based on a sliding scale, commercial insurance, contracts with other entities, disability, Medicare and Medicaid (through its various managed care plans and Medipass).
Eligibility requirements for assistance programs can be reviewed with Financial Counselors when you call or come in for services, and payment plans are available. Meridian provides a limited amount of uncompensated care to those without ability to pay after contracts for indigent care have been expended.
You and your referral source are responsible for obtaining the required payor authorization(s) for your visit(s). Your insurance company will determine how much your co-pay is, based on your insurance plan. As a courtesy, our staff will do our best to estimate your financial responsibility at the time of service.
Co-pays and deductible balances are due and payable at the time services are rendered. Any previous balance on your account is also expected to be paid at the time services are rendered unless you have entered into a documented payment plan agreement with a Financial Counselor or with our Fiscal Department. Unpaid balances will be referred to collection.
Meridian accepts many major insurance plans including, but not limited to:
- BCBS – State and Federal
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield (New Directions)
- Cigna – inpatient only
- Compcare – inpatient only
- Humana – inpatient only
- Tricare (inpatient only)
- United Health Care
- Value Options
If your insurance is not listed above, we may be able to obtain approval for your care. For additional information about fees that might apply to your care, contact our Access Center at (352) 374-5600, option 3.
Meridian also accepts the following Medicaid plans:
- Medipass (Medicaid)
- Managed Medicaid Plans:
- United Healthcare
Fees are due and payable at the time services are rendered. Any previous balances must be paid at the time services are rendered unless you have entered into a documented payment plan agreement with a Financial Counselor. Unpaid balances with active payment arrangements will be referred to collection.
For questions about insurance, treatment costs and payment arrangements, please contact our Insurance and Billing Department at (352) 374-5600, ext. 8323.