Insurance

For scheduling or changing an appointment with one of the Center’s gastroenterologists (Peter Green, Suzanne Lewis, Ben Lebwohl or Suneeta Krishnareddy) or nutritionist (Anne Lee) at the Center, please call the clinical office directly at (212) 305-5590. For an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist (Philip Kazlow, Amy DeFelice or Norelle Rizkalla Reilly) please call (212) 305-5903.

Insurances accepted are Aetna, Affinity, Alicare, Amerigroup, Cigna, Empire Blue Cross, Healthnet, Local 1199, Medicare, Oxford, Unicare and United Healthcare.

The clinical office will assist you with appointments, insurance, directions, etc. Please bring copies of previous medical records including test results, biopsy and endoscopy reports—do not forward your medical records in advance of your visit—bring them with you!

Payment is expected at the time of consultation. Credit cards are not accepted.

The Center is located in the Columbia University Medical Center. The Center’s address is below:

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 936
New York, NY 10032

The following insurances are accepted at the Center:

Adult GI Physicians

Clinical Office Location:
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
9th Floor, Suite 936
New York, NY 10032
 

Insurance Peter Green, MD Ben Lebwohl, MD Suzanne Lewis, MD
Aetna   X X
Affinity   X  
Alicare   X  
Amerigroup   X  
Cigna   X X
Empire Blue Cross   X X
Healthnet   X X
Local 1199   X X
Medicare Bills Medicare Rates (Accepts, *non-participating provider) X X
Oxford X X X
Unicare   X  
United Healthcare X (Columbia University only) X X
Pediatric GI Physicians

Clinical Office Location:
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
3959 Broadway
CHONY 7th Floor
New York, NY 10032
 

Insurance Amy DeFelice, MD Phil Kazlow, MD Norelle Rizkalla Reilly
Aetna X X X
Affinity X X X
Amerigroup X X X
Cigna X X X
Empire Blue Cross X X X
Healthfirst X X X
Healthnet X X X
Healthplus X X X
Local 1199 X X X
Medicare X X X
Neighborhood X X X
Oxford X X X
United Healthcare X X X
Nutritionist
Anne Lee, EdD, RD, LD

A one hour consultation with Dr. Anne Lee, the Center’s nutritionist, is $200. There is no charge for patients who are seen by physicians in the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia Universty. Insurances are not accepted. Payment is expected at the time of consultation. Credit cards are not accepted.

In preparation for your consultation with the nutritionist, please keep a food log 3 days prior to your visit. In addition, if you are taking vitamins or supplements, please bring them with you in the original container.

When the physician participates in the plan, the patient is required to pay a co-pay and in most instances (not all) provide a referral form on the day of the visit. Please note that not all plans require a referral and the co-pay varies based on your specific plan. Please check with your insurance company.

When the physician does not participate in the plan, full payment is expected on the day of the visit. The Center’s clinical office will submit a claim to your insurance company following your visit and you will be reimbursed whatever you are entitled to based on your specific insurance plan after you meet your deductible and co-insurance. Please check with your insurance company for further clarification.

 

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