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Center Information - Hours, Appointments, Billing & Insurance

Our office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Appointments are scheduled by your Gastroenterologist on staff, or your primary care provider may call to refer you for a procedure. If you do not have a primary care provider, please call the Gastroenterology Clinic and they will gladly schedule you an appointment with one of our physician in order to determine your plan of care.

Endoscopy Center
316 South 6th Street
fax: 318.327.3110

Billing Information

The Endoscopy Center requests that you pre-register and complete a medical history form at least two days prior to your procedure. You are requested to bring all insurance cards and forms when pre-registering. Many insurance companies now require pre-certification or approval for medical expenditures. The Center will do it's best to solve any insurance payment problems. However, please remember that ultimately the patient is responsible for full payment.

There will be two fees for your procedure: a facility fee from Endoscopy Center of Monroe, Inc. and a physician’s fee from Gastroenterologist.

Endoscopy Center of Monroe, Inc. is not part of the Gastroenterology Clinic, Inc.

  • Gastroenterology Clinic, Inc will charge a physician’s fee that includes the skill, complexity and time-involved in performing your procedure.
  • Endoscopy Center of Monroe, Inc. is similar to a hospital out-patient endoscopy unit. A facility fee is charged just as if you were having your procedure performed at the hospital.

What does the facility fee cover?

  • Drugs/Medications. The Center utilizes drugs/medications during your procedure to make you comfortable.
  • Medical Supplies/Equipment. The Center utilizes state of the art video equipment.
  • Nursing Staff/Personnel. The facility is committed to providing a quality professional staff.

Endoscopy Center of Monroe, Inc. is a:

  • State Licensed Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Medicare Certified Facility
  • Accredited by the nationally recognized Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

If biopsies are performed, you will also receive a bill from an independent pathologist. The Endoscopy Center insurance representative will contact your insurance company to verify benefits. If you have not met your deductible, you will be contacted and asked to bring your portion of the deductible or co-insurance amount to your appointment. You may be asked to bring two separate checks, one for Endoscopy Center of Monroe and one for Gastroenterology Clinic, Inc.

Laboratory – Pathology

Endoscopy Center of Monroe, Inc. submits specimens (biopsies) to the following laboratories. If your insurance coverage requires that a specimen be sent to a specific laboratory, please notify the receptionist immediately.

Bayou Pathology
GI Pathology Partners, P.C.
109 Circle Drive
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 323-1834
660 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
(888) 244-7284

Insurance information

We strive to provide the highest quality of care as efficiently and as economically as possible. The Gastroenterology Clinic's staff is trained to assist you with any questions regarding costs associated with your care. For your convenience, our insurance staff will file your insurance. You need to bring all insurance information to your appointment. We will work with your insurance company in paying your claim; however, you are ultimately responsible for payment of your account. We accept Medicare and most commercial insurance plans. Please contact us with any specific questions about your policy.

AMCO-Arkansas Managed Care Organization:
American Life Care / PHCS
Best Care/Beech Street:
Blue cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana:
Evolutions Healthcare Systems(formerly known as Guardian Resources) :
Humana Medicare
Humana Veteran
Managed Care Services
NELA PHO (Northeast Louisiana Physician Hospital Organization):
NovaSys Health
PPO Plus
State of Louisiana Group Benefits:
Tricare:Humana Military:
United Healthcare:
Vantage Health Plans:
Verity Health Net