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Financial Obligations

How much does surgery cost?

Our centers have adopted a “Global Fee” approach to pricing. This involves establishing one price for each procedure code. We adhere to that price, regardless of what minor variations in supplies or time units are utilized by the patient. This global fee includes the following: Admission Unit, Operating Room, Recovery Room, Discharge Unit and Telephone Follow-Up.

You should also be aware that you will be receiving a separate bill from your Surgeon, Assistant Surgeon, your Anesthesiologist and Pathologist.

Steps to take with insurance carrier

Health Insurance

If you are covered by health insurance, please remember this is a contract between yourself and the insurance carrier. We will submit all insurance claims for you, including secondary insurance. However, to ensure proper processing of your claims, it is vital that you supply our office with accurate and up-to-date information at the time of your surgery. This includes any necessary patient-completed forms your insurance carrier may require, and a current copy of your insurance card. Any amount not paid by an insurance carrier would be the patient’s responsibility.

Deductibles/Co-Pays

Depending on your insurance plan, you may or may not be responsible for a deductible and/or co-pay. Please contact the Surgery Center’s Billing Department if you have questions regarding your financial responsibility.

Patient Statements

The surgery center will bill all claims for our patients. After payment is received from your insurance carrier, we will then send you a patient statement for any uncovered balance.

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