Please be aware that there will be numerous separate bills that you will receive for your surgery.
The Surgical Center
As soon as you are scheduled for surgery we will contact your insurance carrier for verification of your insurance. After identifying the extent of your coverage we can determine your financial responsibility and coinsurance payment/deductible, if any. You will be notified of these financial responsibilities. For your convenience, we accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, personal checks and cash. Payment arrangements need to be made prior to your surgery. Failure to resolve payment issues before the date of surgery could possibly result in the postponement of your surgery.
A single facility fee covering most, but not all of the expenses related to the Surgery Center will be incurred. Occasionally you may be billed for extra services. An example of those extra services could be an implant that is placed by your surgeon, an unusual medication, etc.
As a service to you we will bill your insurance company first. However, you will be liable for those costs which your insurance company does not cover. Do not hesitate to contact our billing staff at 631.444.9419 with questions and concerns.
You will receive a separate anesthesia bill. The anesthesia services are not included in the Surgical Center fee. The University Anesthesia Group is contracted with most insurance carriers and its rates are well accepted in the area. The Anesthesia Billing Department will accommodate the patient by first billing the insurance company. However, any balance that is not covered by the insurance company will have to be met by the patient. There may be certain procedures where the anesthesia fee will be collected in advance. Copayments, deductibles, etc. may also be collected in advance of the surgery.
The surgeon or surgeons will generate a charge for their services. Please contact your surgeon's office to discuss any billing matters.
There may be other bills that a patient can incur during surgery. These are ancillary services that may be utilized during your surgery. Examples of this are pathology fees, certain radiology fees and any special devices your surgeon may order for you to take home.