Understanding My Bill

Everything you need to know about your PAA billing statement

Providence Anesthesiology Associates is an independent practice that provides anesthesia services for many hospitals, surgery centers, and offices across North and South Carolina. As a result, the bill for your anesthesia services will be separate from your surgeon or facility charges.

In addition, please be aware that in some cases you may receive two anesthesia bills. Some insurance carriers require the Anesthesiologist and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) charges to be on two separate bills. This doesn’t mean you’ve been charged twice or have a duplicate bill for anesthesia services, but rather that the total amount you’re required to pay has been divided in half and assigned to each member of your team equally.

You will receive your PAA billing statement at least 21 days before your minimum payment due date.

Billing statements consist of one or two pages containing information about what you've been charged, what payment you need to make, and the date by which your payment must be received to avoid penalties.

Your billing statement will typically come in the mail. When you review your statement, you'll find several different categories of information as described below.

Date statement is generated.
This is the total amount due.
This is your PAA Account number. Customers using online banking or sending a payment without the paystub need to indicate their account number. Be sure to include the full account number, including PAA.
$$$ paid towards amount due.
Date of service.
Person who received anesthesia services.
Location where services were rendered, Services received & by whom.
Charge for services rendered.
Amount paid by insurance.
Amount paid by patient.
Any adjustments made on the account.
Amount pending with insurance carrier.
Amount patient is responsible for paying.
Amount patient is responsible for paying.