For all our Surgical Patients:
Insurance can be confusing and difficult to understand. We want you to be prepared and informed for your surgery and the bills that will come along with it.
Things to be aware of regarding surgery cost:
- A deductible is usually a one time, yearly charge. It ranges in price and most facilities require you to pay part or all of your deductible before they schedule surgery.
- A co-insurance is a portion that ranges from 10% - 30% of what the allowable is for the procedure and is the patient's responsibility.
- A surgery deposit is something our office requires prior to surgery unless you are double covered with primary and secondary insurance.
- Durable medical equipment (DME) consists of braces, boots, and slings.
Not all insurance plans cover DME so it is best to call to verify.
All insurance plans are different and range in pricing, so the best way to know specifically what you will owe the doctor and/or facility is to call the number on the back of your insurance card.
Be prepared that there will be multiple bills coming to you from all of the following:
- The surgeon
- The hospital
- The anesthesiologist