You Can Ask Questions
Before you have surgery, discuss the costs with someone from the finance department at your doctor's office. These costs may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The surgeon's fee for surgery
- Hospital fees (if you require hospitalization) or Ambulatory Surgical Center fees (for outpatient services). Check with the hospital's business office regarding these rates; your doctor or surgeon should be able to give you an approximate idea of how long you will be in the hospital.
- Separate billing for other services. You will also be billed separately for the professional services of others who might be involved in your care, such as the assisting surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other medical consultants.
Check with your health plan prior to surgery to be certain of what portion of the costs you will be responsible for. If your anticipated costs present a problem, discuss other financial solutions with your doctor prior to the surgery.
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