University of Pennsylvania Health System

Physician Billing

To view an explanation of your bill, move your pointer over the numbered red boxes.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System bills the professional fees for the physicians and practitioners who are faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Clinical Care Associates. A sample bill is shown below.

If you received services from a private practice physician who maintains medical staff privileges at a University of Pennsylvania Health System hospital but is not employed by UPHS, you will receive a bill directly from that physician's office which will be different than the bill presented below. Questions about those bills should be directed to your doctor's office.

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1. Return Address
1. Return Address –
This is where the bill payment should be sent.
2. Guarantor Name and Address
2. Guarantor Name and Address –
The name and mailing address of the individual responsible for payment.
3. Statement Date
3. Statement Date –
This is the date your bill was produced by our system.
4. Account Number
4. Account Number –
A unique number that is assigned to each patient.
5. Amount You Owe
5. Amount You Owe –
The amount that you owe as of the date the statement was produced.
6. Insurance Information
6. Insurance Information –
This section tells us the priority of your insurance companies and the order in which we bill them. Please note, if dental or vision insurance is listed, the insurance is only billed for applicable services.
7. Patient Name
7. Patient Name –
The name of the individual receiving treatment.
8. Amount Enclosed
8. Amount Enclosed –
Fill in the amount of money that you are enclosing when you pay this bill.
9. Credit Card Payment Field
9. Credit Card Payment Field –
Use this area if you wish to pay by credit card.
10. Department Name and Mailing Address
10. Department Name and Mailing Address –
The name and address of the department rendering service.
11. Date of Service
11. Date of Service –
The date the service was provided.
12. Posting Date
12. Posting Date –
The date a payment/adjustment was posted to the account.
13. CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Code
13.CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Code –
The numeric code assigned to medical tests and services.
14. Department
14. Department –
The name of the department rendering the service.
15. CPT Code Description
15. CPT Code Description –
The explanation of medical tests and services.
16. Provider of Service
16. Provider of Service –
This is your physician of record.
17. Charges
17. Charges –
The fee for each test and service.
18. Payments or Adjustments
18. Payments or Adjustments –
The amount of payment or adjustment for procedure charges.
19. Amount You Owe
19. Amount You Owe –
The amount you owe for each test and service.
20. Statement Message Field
20. Statement Message Field –
This field will contain important information regarding your bill.
21. Total Charges
21. Total Charges –
The total fee for tests and services as of this billing.
22. Total Amount You Owe
22. Total Amount You Owe –
The total amount you owe the physician(s) as of this billing.
23. Change of Address Field
23. Change of Address Field –
Please indicate any change in your address in this area.
24. New Insurance Information
24. New Insurance Information –
Please use this area to inform us of any changes in your insurance coverage.