Patient Care Is Our Priority

At Surgical Specialty Center, we strive to bring convenient and compassionate care to our patients. With our patient portal and simple medical request and pre-admissions forms, patients are able to easily access what they need, when they need it.

Patient Portal

Log in to your patient portal to:

Please call (225) 408-5542 to request initial login information.

Medical Records Request

All patient information at SSC is confidential and protected by State and Federal laws and HIPAA regulations. SSC requires a completed, signed, and dated Authorization for Release of Health Information form before releasing any documents. Click the button below to download and complete our Authorization for Release of Health Information form. Once completed, please follow the directions on the form for return options.

Pre-Admit Forms

Save time and fill out your paperwork before your appointment. Download the form at the button below and complete the form before you arrive.

Insurance and Billing Information

Prior to your surgery date, you will be contacted regarding your insurance coverage. Due to the vast number of insurance plans, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company if you have a specific question regarding your coverage. A deposit for any co-payment, co-insurance, or deductible will be collected prior to surgery. After surgery, we will file your insurance papers for you. We will ask you to sign an "assignment of benefits" form so that the check comes directly to our billing office. Any amounts not covered by your insurance may be your responsibility. If the hospital costs are more than anticipated, you will be billed for the difference. Any overpayment will be refunded after receipt of the insurance payment. The bill will not include fees for professional services including, but not limited to the services of your surgeon, radiologist, anesthesiologist, lab work, or pathology fees. You will be billed separately for these services.

Privacy Practices

The Notice of Privacy Practices describes the legal obligations of the Surgical Specialty Center and your legal rights regarding protected health information head by the Surgical Specialty Center under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA”). HIPAA protects only certain health information known as “protected health information.” Click the button below to read our Notice of Privacy Practices.

Surgical Specialty Center Participates in SpeakUp Campaign

In March 2002, The Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing health care errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on the health care team.

Informational posters are displayed throughout the facility to remind patients to be active participants in their health care.

The hospital encourages individuals who have concerns about the safety or quality of care provided to contact the hospital’s management at 225-408-8080. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, individuals are encouraged to contact the Joint Commission (JC). These concerns may be reported by contacting the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring at 1-800-994-6610 or emailing: 

[email protected]

The program encourages the public to:

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Speak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don't understand, ask again. It's your body and you have a right to know.
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Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you're getting the right treatments and medications by the right health care professionals. Don't assume anything.
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Educate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing, and your treatment plan.
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Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.
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Know what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common health care errors.
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Use a hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other type of health care organization that has undergone a rigorous on-site evaluation against established state-of-the-art quality and safety standards, such as that provided by Joint Commission.
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Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the health care team.

Have Any Questions About the Information Above? Feel Free to Contact Us!

In compliance with federal law, SSCBR provides a list of standard charges for hospital services (the “Fee Schedule”). The Fee Schedule does not represent the actual amount paid by any governmental or commercial insurance providers, nor does it represent that actual amount for which a patient may be responsible. Each patient’s financial responsibility may vary. The actual amount a patient pays is based on many factors, including health insurance, benefit plans, other applicable discounts, and the services provided based on the patient’s individual needs.

To obtain the most accurate estimate of patient out of pocket costs, it strongly recommended that patients contact their insurer to request an estimate or SSCBR's Admission's Department at (225) 408-5661. To obtain the most accurate estimate possible, the patient’s insurance information, if any, as well as a specific description of the service requested, preferably a physician’s order, are necessary.

We also advise patients to consult, as applicable, with his or her health insurer to confirm individual payment responsibilities and remaining deductible balances.

Although estimates are available through SSCBR for most scheduled services, the nature of healthcare, including the factors described above, dictates that the appropriate level of care, and thus the patient’s cost of that care, frequently cannot be accurately determined until the care has actually been provided.

The actual cost for which the insurance and/or patient may be responsible are often, although not always, significantly less than the total charges posted to a patient’s account, and thus, estimating payer cost or patient responsibility using a fee schedule alone will not produce an accurate estimate.

By Accessing This Fee Schedule, You Are Acknowledging The Following: 

I have read and am aware of the above information, the contextual limitations of the SSCBR Fee Schedules and recognize that the SSCBR Fee Schedules cannot be used as a single source for determining actual cost to any payer, including insurers, employers, or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, and if such single service determination is attempted, the information will be out-of-context and therefore, incomplete and inaccurate. I understand that the list of charges reflects the standard charges for services provided at SSCBR. I understand that the Fee Schedule includes hospital services only and does not contain professional fees for any physicians or other medical practitioners, lab charges, diagnostic services or other related costs that are not included as hospital services. I understand that the prices on the Fee Schedule are the prices of hospital charges and do not necessarily represent the amount my insurance company will pay or what I will owe.

If I am a non-patient, third-party, I acknowledge that I have read and am aware of the above information, the contextual limitations of the SSCBR Fee Schedules, and recognize that the SSCBR Fee Schedules cannot be used as a single source for determining actual cost to any payer, including insurers, employers, or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, and if such single service determination is attempted, the information will be out-of-context and therefore, incomplete and inaccurate. I further acknowledge that if I or my organization republish, post online, or otherwise re-communicate this information to another party and hold-out these fee schedules to the sole determining factor in establishing payer cost or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, without providing the contextual limitations described above, I risk misleading the consumers of such information due to the limitations detailed in this disclaimer. If my or my organization’s intent is to aid a payer or patient in determining actual payer cost or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, I acknowledge that this intent is most accurately and effectively achieved by recommending that such individuals contact their insurer or SSCBR's Admissions Department at (225) 408-5661.

THIS SITE AND THE FEE SCHEDULE IS STRICTLY AN ESTIMATE OF CHARGES AND SSCBR CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ESTIMATES BECAUSE SERVICES RENDERED TO EACH PATIENT AND THEIR COST MAY VARY BECAUSE OF TREATMENT DECISIONS, UNFORESEEN COMPLICATION, ADDITIONAL TESTS OR SERVICES ORDERED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN, AND THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF EACH PATIENT. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FEE SCHEDULE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER OR REPRESENTATION OF THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES.

 

Clinic Directory

 

 

ClinicPhoneFaxWebsite
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic225-924-2424225-408-7980www.brortho.com
Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Suite 2121225-888-8630225-767-7386https://lentsmedicalgroup.com/
Louisiana Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Suite 2122225-888-8644225-766-2068https://lentsmedicalgroup.com/
Louisiana Urology Clinic225-766-8100https://laurobr.com/

Surgical Specialty Center Directory

 

DepartmentsPhoneFax
Medical Records Request (SSC Records Only)225-408-5567
Online Bill Pay Request225-408-5542225-408-5567
Pre-Admissions Nurses225-408-5504
Retail Pharmacy225-408-6650
Verification of Employment225-408-5854

In compliance with federal law, SSCBR provides a list of standard charges for hospital services (the “Fee Schedule”). The Fee Schedule does not represent the actual amount paid by any governmental or commercial insurance providers, nor does it represent that actual amount for which a patient may be responsible. Each patient’s financial responsibility may vary. The actual amount a patient pays is based on many factors, including health insurance, benefit plans, other applicable discounts, and the services provided based on the patient’s individual needs.

To obtain the most accurate estimate of patient out of pocket costs, it strongly recommended that patients contact their insurer to request an estimate or SSCBR's Admission's Department at (225) 408-5661. To obtain the most accurate estimate possible, the patient’s insurance information, if any, as well as a specific description of the service requested, preferably a physician’s order, are necessary.

We also advise patients to consult, as applicable, with his or her health insurer to confirm individual payment responsibilities and remaining deductible balances.

Although estimates are available through SSCBR for most scheduled services, the nature of healthcare, including the factors described above, dictates that the appropriate level of care, and thus the patient’s cost of that care, frequently cannot be accurately determined until the care has actually been provided.

The actual cost for which the insurance and/or patient may be responsible are often, although not always, significantly less than the total charges posted to a patient’s account, and thus, estimating payer cost or patient responsibility using a fee schedule alone will not produce an accurate estimate.

By Accessing This Fee Schedule, You Are Acknowledging The Following: 

I have read and am aware of the above information, the contextual limitations of the SSCBR Fee Schedules and recognize that the SSCBR Fee Schedules cannot be used as a single source for determining actual cost to any payer, including insurers, employers, or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, and if such single service determination is attempted, the information will be out-of-context and therefore, incomplete and inaccurate. I understand that the list of charges reflects the standard charges for services provided at SSCBR. I understand that the Fee Schedule includes hospital services only and does not contain professional fees for any physicians or other medical practitioners, lab charges, diagnostic services or other related costs that are not included as hospital services. I understand that the prices on the Fee Schedule are the prices of hospital charges and do not necessarily represent the amount my insurance company will pay or what I will owe.

If I am a non-patient, third-party, I acknowledge that I have read and am aware of the above information, the contextual limitations of the SSCBR Fee Schedules, and recognize that the SSCBR Fee Schedules cannot be used as a single source for determining actual cost to any payer, including insurers, employers, or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, and if such single service determination is attempted, the information will be out-of-context and therefore, incomplete and inaccurate. I further acknowledge that if I or my organization republish, post online, or otherwise re-communicate this information to another party and hold-out these fee schedules to the sole determining factor in establishing payer cost or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, without providing the contextual limitations described above, I risk misleading the consumers of such information due to the limitations detailed in this disclaimer. If my or my organization’s intent is to aid a payer or patient in determining actual payer cost or patient out-of-pocket responsibility, I acknowledge that this intent is most accurately and effectively achieved by recommending that such individuals contact their insurer or SSCBR's Admissions Department at (225) 408-5661.

THIS SITE AND THE FEE SCHEDULE IS STRICTLY AN ESTIMATE OF CHARGES AND SSCBR CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ESTIMATES BECAUSE SERVICES RENDERED TO EACH PATIENT AND THEIR COST MAY VARY BECAUSE OF TREATMENT DECISIONS, UNFORESEEN COMPLICATION, ADDITIONAL TESTS OR SERVICES ORDERED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN, AND THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF EACH PATIENT. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FEE SCHEDULE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER OR REPRESENTATION OF THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES.