Billing & Insurance

Please note that Slocum-Dickson Medical Group will only schedule appointments for NEW patients with participating insurance plans.

Listed below are our participating health care plans:
* Please note that participation is PLAN specific and subject to change at any time.

-Aetna Medicare Advantage
-Aetna SRC
Beacon Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Excellus
-HMB Blue Options a Safety Net Managed Medicaid Plan
-HMB Restricted a Safety Net Managed Medicaid Plan
-HMO Blue
-Blue Child Health Plus
-Healthy New York
-Federal New York
-Medicare Advantage
-Essential Plan
-Exchange Products
CIGNA – Commercial
-Medicare Advantage
-Managed Medicaid Plans
-Child Health Plus
Department of Labor (Federal Workers’ Comp)
Empire Plan
-Child Health plus
-Managed Medicaid
-Restricted Plan
-Managed Medicare
-Essential Plan
-Metal Level Products

First Health Network
GHI / Emblem PPO
Integrated Health Plan

Lifetime Benefit Solutions
Magna Care
Martin’s Point US Family Health Plan
Medicare – see list below
Meritain Health
-Exchange -Group
-Exchange – Individual
-Medicare Advantage
No Fault
Preferred Healthcare Systems (PHCS)

Railroad Medicare
United Health Care
-United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
-United Healthcare Community Medicare Plan
-United Healthcare Skilled Nursing Home Plan
-United Healthcare Medicare Solutions
-United Healthcare Dual Advantage
Workers’ Compensation

Medicare Plans We Accept

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage

  • CDPHP Dual Medicare Advantage

  • CDPHP Medicare Advantage

  • Excellus Medicare Blue PPO

  • Fidelis Dual Medicare Advantage

  • Fidelis Medicare Advantage

  • Humana (effective 8.1.22)

  • Medigold

  • MVP Medicare Advantage

  • Railroad Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare Part B

  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage

Please note that participation is PLAN specific and subject to change at any time.

Slocum-Dickson Medical Group is able to provide an option for continuity of care for patients whose insurance is out of network but have seen a Slocum-Dickson provider within the last 3 years. However, if your insurance is listed in the “NOT ACCEPTED” section below, we are unable to make special accommodations.

If you have questions about your insurance coverage, please contact your provider’s office or the Business Office at 315-798-1745.

Slocum-Dickson Medical Group does not participate with the following insurance plans and therefore will not be able to schedule any appointments for new or existing patients:


Amerigroup Managed Medicaid
BCBS HMO Medicare Advantage
BCBS (Anthem) HMO and EPO Out of Area Commercial
Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan (aka BMCHP or BMC Health Net) Boston Medical Managed Medicaid
Blue Shield of Florida Managed Medicaid
Emblem HIP Managed Medicaid
GHI HIP Managed Medicaid
Green Mountain Care (Vermont Medicaid)
Health First Managed Medicaid
Health Net
United Healthcare Community Plan Managed Medicaid
United Healthcare Essential Plan
United Healthcare MD – Individual Practice Association
MASS Health Managed Medicaid
Molina Healthcare of Florida Managed Medicaid
MVP Essential Plan
MVP Managed Medicaid
TriWest (Veterans)

Several of these plans require you to designate a Primary Care Physician. Some plans allow you to designate a GYN Physician.

Some plans require a referral from your primary care physician. See referral requirements.

*All physicians may not participate in every plan or in all plan’s products. Please inquire with the individual office for confirmation.

The Slocum-Dickson Optical Shop many not participate in all the insurance plans listed above.

Slocum-Dickson Medical Group has as its primary mission the provision of healthcare services to our patients.

The provision of those services however represents a business transaction that requires nearly as much care and attention as the medical or surgical service we provide in your pursuit of good health.

In order to help you in the process of sending insurance claims and in dealing with your personal responsibility in this matter we have put together some information we hope is helpful. Should you have any questions at all about billing, please call: (315) 798 1225, (315)798 1513, (315) 798 1755. We will be happy to assist you.

Registration and Co-Pay Collection

Registration areas are located on each floor of our building for your convenience.

Many insurance plans require us to collect co-payments as part of your contract with them. We expect that you are familiar with your insurance coverage and will pay this co-pay during the Registration process. You may also inquire about account balances and make account payments at Registration. The following credit cards are accepted:

You can pay your bill online through our MyHealth Patient Portal.  Simply activate your MyHealth Patient Portal account using the activation code given to you by your provider’s office or click the MyHealth Patient Portal link on this website and request an activation code. Once your account is activated you can begin paying your bills online.  Please note that bills prior to April 2, 2019 can not be paid online.

Payment plans are also available.
Please see our Credit Policy section for details.

Medical Insurance Coverage

Slocum-Dickson Medical Group will as a convenience or as a matter of contract submit claims for services to your insurance company. Submission of these claim forms in no way relieves the patient of their obligation to meet the responsibility for payment of medical services unless stated in contract or State or Federal laws.

Please remember we have no control over what your insurance company will pay. The amount depends on your individual policy. Your insurance company or your Benefits Coordinator at work should be called for payment information.

Referral/Prior Authorization and Pre-Certification Requirements

Some insurance companies require you to get a Referral from your Primary Care Provider in order to receive coverage for specialist visits or procedures. Many services also require Pre-Certification or Authorization. Please contact your insurance company to find out if you need a referral, prior authorization or pre-certification before your appointment.


If you require hospitalization for medical or surgical treatment, your provider will make the arrangements for your admission to the hospital. Any business matters regarding payment for hospital bills should be discussed directly with your insurance company or the hospital. The bill you receive from Slocum-Dickson Medical Group includes ONLY physician charges administered by your Doctor or other providers who serve as your physicians’ assistants and consultants during your hospitalization.

lab bills

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

When you get emergency care or are treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from balance billing. In these cases, you shouldn’t be charged more than your plan’s copayments, coinsurance and/or deductible. Click here to learn more about your rights.