FAQWhat is the cost of a cosmetic consultation? What is the cost of a consultation for a medical problem that would be covered by my insurance? If I decide to have the surgery, when is the fee for the procedure due? How will I know if my insurance will pay their portion for my surgery? What are the fees involved for cosmetic procedures?
What is the cost of a cosmetic consultation?
A cosmetic procedure consultation is with the surgeon, average of 45 minutes long and is $55. If a patient decides to proceed with a surgical procedure that will be preformed at a facility, they are required to visit with the surgeon again. The second visit is at no charge to the patient. There is also no charge to visit with the surgeon again within 90 days, if the patient has more questions about the procedure before they can decide to proceed.
What is the cost of a consultation for a medical problem that would be covered by my insurance?
If our office participates with your insurance plan, your fee would be the office visit co-pay (usually noted on your insurance card). Some plans have a designated dollar amount for co-pays, others may designate a percentage the insured will pay for office visits/consultations. When a medical office participates with your insurance, they have agreed to only bill you the amount agreed upon through their contract with the insurance plan (not necessarily what the surgeon’s fees may actually be). If all your office visits go toward your deductible with your insurance, the amount billed to you must be less the write-off or adjustment to our fee as contracted with your insurance.
If we do not participate with your insurance, your medical consultation could range between $125.00 to $300.00 depending on your particular problem, disease or injury. When you visit a physician who is not contracted with your plan, you are responsible for the entire fee.
If I decide to have the surgery, when is the fee for the procedure due?
All patient fees for cosmetic procedures are due in total, 10 days before surgery.
How will I know if my insurance will pay their portion for my surgery?
After your consultation, we contact your insurance company on your behalf with the information they need to evaluate coverage for your procedure. This includes procedure codes (CPT codes), diagnosis codes (ICD-10 codes), pertinent medical records, the notes the surgeon prepares after your visit and photographs if necessary. Your insurance will notify us after evaluating the information regarding coverage based on your plan. Depending on the surgery being pre-authorized, this procedure can take several weeks.
Once we have their answer, we will contact you and proceed with scheduling your surgery.
What are the fees involved for cosmetic procedures?
There are three components to your cosmetic surgery fees. The surgeon, the facility and the anesthesiologist. If the procedure you have elected is performed in our office, only the surgeon’s fees apply. You can call our office regarding the procedures you are interested in having and we will happy to provide fee ranges for all three components.