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Insurance Changes 2016

R.S. Venuturupalli, M.D., Inc.
Insurance changes update 2015:

Effective 1/1/14 (Revised 12/16/2015)

Dr. Venuturupalli will continue to be a Medicare provider.

Dr. Venuturupalli is part of the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) with Anthem Blue Cross and now a Participating Physician in the network for the “Individual/Exchange Network PPO and EPO plans. The agreement with the “Individual/Exchange Network PPO and EPO plans have been retro activated to be effective 1/1/2014. He’s also part of the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) with Blue Shield and effective February 13, 2014, he is Participating Physician with Blue Shield Covered California EPO and PPO plans.

Dr. Venuturupalli will be an out of network provider with Aetna plan effective January 23, 2014. He will still be able to treat as an out of network provider. Contact the member services department to inquire about what your out of network benefits are.

Dr. Venuturupalli is out-of-network for all other insurance plans purchased privately or if the policy is a group plan through your employer, but will continue to bill all insurances on your behalf, with the exception of a single payer, HMO type plan, and you are subject to your out of network benefits. Please be advised that we can usually send out blood to a lab on your health plan or provide you with the lab order to take to labs that are covered by your insurance plan, so patients will only be responsible for the office visit and injections. If you’ve selected a PPO plan, we encourage you to contact the member services department to inquire about what your out-of-network benefits are.

Dr. Venuturupalli and his staff are committed to working with you to ensure that your care in our office is affordable and easy to understand. If you are unclear or unsure of our office policies regarding insurance and reimbursement, please call the Business Office at (310) 659-7147 and Rocio Robles will be happy to assist you.