Opening Hours:Monday To Friday 5:30 am to 5 pm

Sawtooth Surgery Center

Patient Information

  • Financial Information

    • Insurance

      • Prior to surgery, Sawtooth Surgery Center will verify patient insurance coverage and benefits and will make every effort to communicate this information to the patient prior to the surgery date. We accept a wide variety of insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Mountain Health Co-Op, Select Health, Blue Cross, and United Healthcare. Procedures which are not covered by insurance or for individuals who do not have insurance, we require 100% payment at the time of admission. For a complete list of insurance plans we accept, please call us at (208) 733-1662.
    • Payment Options

      • We accept cash, check, credit cards, and CareCredit®.
      • CareCredit® is different from a regular credit card. You use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards. It's used to pay for health and wellness care at over 200,000 enrolled providers across the nation. Once you've
      • applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit® 
        • For more information or to apply, click here
        • Call them directly at: (800) 677-0718
      • If you have any questions about billing or financial arrangements, please call us at (208) 733-1662
  • Patient 

    • Patient rights and responsibilities

    • Privacy Notice

      • POLICY: Individuals have a right to adequate notice of the uses and disclosures of protected health information that may be made by the center, and of the individual’s rights and the centers legal duties with respect to protected health information.PURPOSE:

         

        To ensure that individuals are provided with the information they need to clearly understand how their health information can be used or disclosed, their rights under HIPAA with respect to their health information, and how they can gain access to their health information. In addition, this policy establishes the administrative procedures regarding the maintenance of the notice.

         

        PROCEDURE:

         

        Provision of Notice.  A Notice of Privacy Practices is made available as follows:

         

        (a)        A written copy is given to all patients the first time they receive treatment at the Center. (See Notice of Privacy Practices Form)  It is not necessary to provide a written copy of the Notice at subsequent visits.

         

        (b)        A copy of the Notice must be posted prominently in the waiting room or admissions area where it can easily be read and on the website if one is maintained.

         

        (c)        Printed copies of the Notice are made available to any person (whether or not a patient) who requests a copy.

         

        (d)        Copies of the Notice may be provided electronically as long as the patient is advised that he or she may request a written copy as well.

         

        Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice. The first time the patient receives treatment at the Center, the patient or the patient’s authorized representative is asked to sign a receipt acknowledging that the Notice was provided. If the person’s signature cannot be obtained, document the Center’s good faith attempt to obtain the acknowledgement.

        After the patient signs and dates the notice, the staff gives the copy of the notice to the patient and files the original copy in the medical record.

         

        Emergencies. In an emergency, it is not necessary to provide the Notice or obtain acknowledgement until after the emergency has been resolved.

      • Revisions to Notice.  Any changes to the Notice must be approved by the Privacy Officer and legal counsel to assure that the Notice contains all required elements and accurately reflects federal and state law. Before the Center may change its privacy practices in any way that is inconsistent with the current description, the Notice is revised to describe the change. The effective date of the new Notice is printed on the Notice, and cannot be retroactive. Any time the Notice is revised, the revised copy must be posted prominently and written copies must be made available upon request. If significant changes are made to the Notice of Privacy Practices, a written copy on the first visit must be provided and patient signature obtained as proof you provided a copy. Subsequent visits will not require a written copy be handed out unless patient requests a copy.Documentation.  This version of the policy and Notice shall be retained by the Center for at least 6 years.