Insurance Information

INSURANCE ISSUES

Thus far I have contracts with straight Medicare, Health Net (HMO plans not contracted with Optum, all Health Net PPO plans), Regal/Lakeside Medical Groups and Greater Covina Medical Group. I am working on United Health Care (UHC), Cigna, Aetna, Anthem (which includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans), MediCal, L.A. Care, and Emanate.

I do not have an endocrinology consultant contract with Optum. Endocrine visits with me are not covered for patients with HMO insurance plans that are implemented through Optum Medical Group (on your insurance card, it will list Optum or Healthcare Partners or HCP or Beaver Medical Group or Magan as your medical group). If you see OptumRx under the pharmacy or prescription benefit information on your insurance card, that does not count. It’s the medical group that is important.

Of note I will always offer a cash pay option for patients whose insurance plans do not cover clinic visits with me or for patients without insurance. The approximate cost would be $100 for a 30 minute visit.

HMO INSURANCE

IF YOU HAVE A HMO INSURANCE PLAN THAT IS NOT MANAGED MY OPTUM AND I HAVE A CONTRACT WITH YOUR INSURANCE OR MEDICAL GROUP (CURRENTLY THIS INCLUDES HEALTH NET WITH NON-OPTUM MANAGED HMO PLANS, REGAL MEDICAL GROUP, LAKESIDE MEDICAL GROUP, AND GREATER COVINA MEDICAL GROUP), THEN YOU NEED TO ASK YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER TO SUBMIT AN ENDOCRINOLOGY REFERRAL TO DR. NALINI SINGH FOR INSURANCE AUTHORIZATION.

PPO INSURANCE

IF YOU HAVE PPO INSURANCE, YOU CAN SEE WHOMEVER YOU WANT, AND YOU CAN DEFINITELY SEE ME. BUT THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAY FOR THE VISIT DEPENDS ON WHETHER I AM IN THE PROVIDER NETWORK FOR YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY. IF I AM IN THE PROVIDER NETWORK, THEN YOUR SHARE OF THE COST SHOULD BE LOWER (IT DEPENDS ON YOUR COPAY AND DEDUCTIBLE, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE BEFORE SCHEDULING). IF I AM NOT IN THE PROVIDER NETWORK, THEN YOUR SHARE OF THE COST OF THE VISIT MAY BE HIGHER (AGAIN PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE BEFORE SCHEDULING). I HAVE A CONTRACT WITH HEALTH NET AND AM IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO JOIN THE PROVIDER NETWORKS OF ALL MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANIES (ANTHEM, AETNA, CIGNA, UNITED HEALTH CARE, EMANATE HEALTH, MEDI-CAL, AND L.A. CARE). IF YOU HAVE PPO INSURANCE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT PLAN YOU HAVE. I CAN TRY TO GET A CONTRACT WITH YOURS.

MEDICARE (NO SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN)

IF YOU HAVE STRAIGHT MEDICARE (NO SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN) OR MEDICARE WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL PPO PLAN, THEN YOUR VISIT SHOULD BE COVERED. MY STARTING DATE FOR MEDICARE CLINIC VISITS IS APRIL 25TH (NOT APRIL 18TH).

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

NEW CLINIC OPENING ON APRIL 18, 2022.


CLINIC HOURS

The office will be open 8:30am to 5:00pm for phone calls and inquiries.

Dr. Singh will be seeing patients at the following times (first visit at 8:30am, last visit at 2:30pm).

Monday: 8:30am-3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-3:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-3:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am-3:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Updated 3/29/2022

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. I strive to provide the safest environment for my patients and staff by requesting ALL patients to check themselves for any potential COVID-19 related symptoms. If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please contact the office to reschedule your appointment. Patients presenting with symptoms will be rescheduled. With positive COVID-19 cases increasing, it’s more important than ever to remain diligent in practicing self-screening, social distancing, and masking. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and I look forward to serving you.