"Dr. Masri-Fridling treated me far better than 99% of health care "professionals". She was incredibly thorough, allowing me to take all the time I needed for questions. She spent a tremendous amount of time on the examination, being very careful. Her staff was professional and courteous during every visit. I felt like I was in great hands."
Insurance & Fees
The following is the list of insurances with which we participate. This will be updated from time to time as needed:
- Aetna Better Health Maryland
- Aetna Commercial/Medicare
- Anthem BCBS
- CareFirst BCBS
- Cigna Healthcare
- Humana Military Tricare
- Medicare – Novitas – DC/Surr. Counties
- Medicare – Novitas – DC/Surr. Counties Re-validation
- Medicare – Palmetto GBA – VA
- Railroad Medicare DC
- United Healthcare
- Virginia Health Network
- Virginia Premier
- WebTPA – Custom Ink
Note: You should always check with your Privia Medical Group provider to verify plan and product coverage as this is not an exhaustive list, and plans change frequently.
Record Release Fee
Patients have the right to obtain copies of their medical records under provisions of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The office of Masri-Fridling Dermatology Group will release your records once you have completed the HIPAA Authorization to Release form. You can contact our office and we can mail or fax the form to you or you can pick it up. Please be sure to sign the form. Unsigned requests cannot be processed.
A fee of $35 will be charged if the records are released to the patient.
A fee will not be charged if the records are released to a physician.
“No Show” Fee Policy
Each time a patient misses an appointment without providing proper notice, another patient is prevented from receiving care. Therefore, Masri-Fridling Dermatology Group reserves the right to charge a “No Show” fee of
- – $50 for missing a regular appointment
- – $75 for missing a surgical appointment
And appointments which, absent a compelling reason, are not cancelled with a 48-hour notice.
“No Show” fees will be billed to the patient. This fee is not covered by insurance, and must be paid prior to your next appointment.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to best serve the needs of all of our patients.
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and personal checks.
We encourage patients to keep a credit card on file to make the checkout process easier, faster, and more efficient. You will no longer receive statements from us, but you will continue to receive your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance carrier once your claim has been processed, detailing the charges and payments made on your behalf.
At check-in we will:
- scan the credit card of your choice, including your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) card
After your insurance has paid their portion, we will:
- notify you via email of the balance owed
- charge the balance owed to your card on file
- email a receipt for the charge
Your credit card information will always be fully protected by our off-site, card-processing partner Elavon, and not on our computers, as required by industry standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard – PCI-DSS).
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