Financial Assistance

CASC offers a variety of ways to reduce a patient’s financial responsibility for services rendered by the surgery center. Our financial assistance program structures a balance between offering the patient a reduced financial liability while still complying with insurance contract obligations and Federal and state regulations. Physicians bill for their services separately from the surgery center and offer their own financial assistance program – please contact the Revenue Cycle Department for more information.

Application Process

You may request the facility to provide details of the financial assistance program by contacting the Revenue Cycle Department at 727-445-1990. Certain policies have an application process requiring the patient to submit financial and household information to determine qualification of the available assistance.

Payment Plans

Each patient is expected to pay his/her financial liability on or before the day of service. In the event the patient is unable to pay the estimated liability in full, CASC may offer a short term payment plan after a minimum down payment is made. Please contact the Revenue Cycle Department for further information.

Uninsured Discounts

Patients who are not eligible to receive services paid for by insurance or other third party sources may be eligible to receive an uninsured discount from our facility. The discount is a set percentage off of the charges and is subject to change. If a patient’s services are subsequently found to be covered by insurance or another third party payment source, the uninsured discount may be disallowed.

Charity Care

CASC maintains a charity discount policy which provides financial relief to patients who receive medically necessary care and who do not qualify for state or Federal assistance and are unable to pay the estimated or remaining financial responsibility in full. A patient must meet the policy’s household income qualifications which are based on Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. Submission of supporting documentation is required to confirm the patient’s qualifying status.

Collection Procedures

As a courtesy to our patients, we will file an insurance claim on behalf of the patient to his/her insurance plan. A patient is expected to respond to his/her insurance plan’s request for information timely in order to minimize processing delays with the claim.

Patients are expected to pay their financial obligations in a timely manner including the estimated portion by the day services are rendered, and any remaining portion upon finalization of the claim by the insurance company. Unpaid claims by the payer may result in the account’s outstanding balance being fully transferred to the patient for collection.

If the account becomes delinquent, it may be placed with a collection agency.

Patients may access the State of Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration website at this link for information about this facility:

Information on payments made to the facility for defined bundles of service and procedures is available at The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services, and actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient.

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455 Pinellas Street, Suite 260, Clearwater, FL 33756

If you have any questions about financial arrangements or billing, call us at 727-445-1990.