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Insurance Guide

Insurance Guide

Health Insurance

We work with most major health plans, including PPOs. Cancer Care also accepts Torrance Hospital IPA (THIPA) and Health Care Partners IPA - South Bay HMOs.*

How It Works

If Cancer Care is contracted with your current health plan, we will bill your insurance on your behalf. Please arrive at your appointment prepared to provide your insurance card along with current and accurate information, including your name, address and other important information. Your plan may require co-payments and deductibles that should be paid when you check in for service.

Please familiarize yourself with your plans' policies for oncology care. Pre-certification may be required for many of the treatments administered in our office. We will assist you with billing information or in planning for special financial arrangements for our services.

Please be aware that benefits vary depending on your plan. Some visits, procedures or tests, may not be covered. Balances not paid by your insurance are your responsibility and will be billed to you on a monthly statement. Please contact your insurance company for questions about your benefits, including coverage, participation, referral information, restrictions, deductible status and co-pay requirements.

If you are unsure about the status of your insurance carrier, please call 310-257-7205 or your insurance provider to find out if your plan is accepted at Cancer Care Assoicates.

Accepted Health Plans and Medical Groups

More plans are available; check availability by calling 310-257-7205.

Medicare

If you are covered by Medicare Part B, Cancer Care will bill Medicare for the services you receive. You will not need to complete claim forms.

Cancer Care Assoicates also accepts many Medicare plans, including Medicare Advantage plans. These may cover the costs of many services that are not covered by straight Medicare. However, please note that this is not always guaranteed and may vary by each plan.

Medicare Advantage Plans

The Medicare Advantage plans accepted at Cancer Care have $0 monthly premiums. Medicare Advantage plans have the lowest out-of-pocket costs and the most benefits when compared to original Medicare and supplemental plans. Plans also include prescription coverage, preventive care, and less paperwork.

Accepted Medicare Advantage Plans

  • Aetna Golden Medicare
  • Blue Shield 65+
  • HealthNet Seniority
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Blue Cross
  • Care First
  • Easy Choice
  • Secure Horizons

Other Medicare Plans are added periodically. Please check with your health plan or call us at 310-257-7205.

* Please be advised health insurance subject to each provider, please call 310-257-7205 or your insurance provider to find out if your plan is accepted at Torrance Memorial Physician Network.

Financial Assistance

Cancer Care has a variety of options available for uninsured or underinsured patients who need financial assistance.