You have received a bill for the services provided by St. Jude Laboratory, ordered by your physician. This bill is for laboratory testing and is separate from any other bill you may have received/paid at your physician’s office.
At times you may have not visited our Laboratory, but your specimen was submitted to St. Jude Laboratory for testing purposes.
You may refer to the message on your St. Jude Laboratory bill or the EOB (Explanation of Benefits) from your insurance carrier for any further information.
Though the reasons for receiving the bill are not limited, here are a few for you to review:
Click to view an example of the St. Jude Laboratory bill, which contains definitions of the terms used on it. The appearance of the bill in the example may differ basis the location of the laboratory; however, the definitions will be helpful for you.
You may call our customer service number listed on the bill or contact our online customer service for any further questions.
If the bill is addressed to your spouse, it is likely that your spouse is the policy holder, who is responsible for payment of co-insurance, co-payments and/or deductibles incurred for services provided to you as a covered dependent.
In this event, you are required to send the requested information to the address or fax number listed on your bill. You may also seek help by calling our customer service number mentioned on the bill, or by contacting our online customer service team.
If in case the message indicates that your insurance carrier needs more information to process your claim, you may directly contact your insurance carrier.
St. Jude Laboratory obtains diagnosis information from the office of the ordering physician. You may contact your physicians’ office, if your insurance carrier denied your claim due to the diagnosis code.
A draw fee is chargeable if a patient visits one of Patient Service Centers (PSC) for drawing a specimen. Generally, insurance covers this fee for many patients; however, for uninsured patients or for patients whose insurance doesn’t cover the draw fee, the patients are responsible for payment of the draw fee.
Yes, once you register on our website, you will be able to store your information under your profile.
It is absolutely secure.
We are always concerned about privacy and security of information we transmit over the Internet, even while you’re making an online payment. We use industry standard SSL encryption, just like the technology used by banks to safeguard your information. You may verify this SSL connection by looking at the SSL padlock in your browser:
You may send payments by mail to the payments address mentioned on your bill. Include your Payment Coupon(s) with your bill, along with the payment. Please ensure to mention your bill number(s) on your check or money order to ensure proper credit is applied.
Every bill that is generated is transaction specific. To maintain privacy, we do not store information regarding the patient from transaction to transaction; hence each transaction has a new bill number. Hence, whenever you make a payment you must match the bill number to the actual paper bill, to ensure that the payment is applied to the correct bill.
All past payment should be cleared to continue taking advantage of St. Jude Laboratory’s services.
St. Jude Labs allows monthly installments on certain payment plans until the balance is paid in full. For patients who qualify based on the poverty guidelines set by U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, we assist them with free or reduced-fee services
Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) is required by Medicare to determine whether a test is likely to be denied by Medicare for payments. Test that are deemed medically necessary by Medicare if the patient has certain symptoms, medical conditions or diseases are called Limited Coverage Tests. Since the Medicare program pays for services that are reasonable and necessary, patients are able to make an informed choice about receiving certain laboratory tests. Patients who choose to have Limited Coverage tests performed have the financial responsibility for testing in case the payment is denied by Medicare.
A "crossover" program provided by Medicare forwards claims to the secondary carrier for coordination of benefits automatically. Patients need to notify Medicare of their secondary insurance coverage to take full advantage of this program.
If the blood is being drawn at one our service centers, patients can ask for pricing before it is drawn. Patients can also contact the billing customer service here (link) or discuss pricing with the customer service team at the laboratory.
To find out if St. Jude Laboratory is in-network with your insurance plan, click here. It is the patients’ responsibility to verify benefits before taking advantage of nay services. You may contact your insurance carrier for any questions.
As a one-time courtesy and only in select geographic locations, St. Jude Laboratory will choose file eligible claims to a secondary insurance carrier. You may check availability for this service and submit your secondary insurance information by calling our customer service numbers in your area or by contacting online. You can refer to the bill for any contact information.
A few reasons maybe:
You may update your information to St. Jude Laboratory by clicking here for customer service. Make sure that you verify all information before having it updated, to avoid any denial of claims by your insurance carrier. You can even mail or fax a copy of your insurance card to the correspondence address on your bill, to have this addressed.
Your insurance carrier is billed based on a requisition provided to us by your physician, which is an original test order. This requisition information is incorrect at times and to ensure that insurance is correctly billed, present your insurance card at the physician’s office or while visiting a Patient Service Center (PSC). Do ensure that you physician or the PSC has the most updated contact information for you, including your billing address and correct date of birth. Some physician offices or PSCs have a system called Care 360, where you can verify your current information.
As individual insurance coverage plans change on an annual basis typically, it’s important to provide your most recent insurance policy information at each visit, to ensure proper billing.
Please contact you insurance carrier directly for more information regarding coverage and benefits. Your Insurance carrier should explain details about how a specific claim is processed on an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) form. These forms usually differ with insurance payers. You may refer to the Glossary of Items to interpret the information provided by your insurance carrier.
In such an instance, please write your bill number on the EOB and mail or fax a copy to St. Jude Laboratory. You can refer to your bill for the mailing address or the fax number. St. Jude Laboratory will contact your insurance provider and resolve this issue.
It generally takes about 4-6 weeks for the claim to be processed and for your insurance carrier to reach out to you with an Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
Any questions regarding you insurance coverage should be directed to your insurance carrier. St. Jude Laboratory does not know about each individual’s insurance coverage. We urge all patients to verify their coverage before utilizing any services.