Fees & Financing

Financial Arrangements

Our business office team will be glad to submit the claim to your insurance company or Medicare for the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center charges. Standard outpatient procedures are usually covered by your medical insurance or Medicare. You will receive separate bills from the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, your physician, and your anesthesiologist if one is used. You may also receive a bill for any laboratory, pathology, or diagnostic services that you receive.

Depending on your coverage, you may be asked for partial payment upon admission to the Center. We make every effort to inform you of this amount prior to your admission. When you arrive for surgery, you should be prepared to pay all co-payments and your deductible if it has not been met.

For your convenience, we accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept cashier's checks, money orders, and CareCredit. We no longer accept personal checks at the time of registration.

If we need additional insurance information, or if you need to make a payment at the time of your surgery, one of our business office team members will contact you prior to your procedure. He or she will collect necessary insurance information to assist with your registration process.

If you have not heard from us within 48 hours before your procedure, or if you have any questions regarding any of this information, please call us at 941-484-6836.

Services may be provided in this health care facility by the facility as well as by other health care providers who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility.

Patients and prospective patients may request from this facility and other health care providers a more personalized estimate of charges and other information.  Patients and prospective patients should contact each health care practitioner who will provide services in the surgery center to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations with which the health care practitioner participates as a network provider or preferred provider.  Contact information is listed below.

Pathology services used as of January 1, 2016 include:

Suncoast Pathology   446 S. Tamiami Tr. 2nd Floor, Venice, FL 34285   941-483-3319

Quest Diagnostics   4225 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL  33617   866-697-8378

SaraPath Diagnostics   2001 Webber St., Sarasota, FL  34239   941-362-8900

Radiology services used as of January 1, 2016 include:

Radiology Associates of Venice & Englewood   512-516 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice, FL  34285   941-488-7781

CareCredit®, Patient Financing

It’s something you’ve always wanted to do, but something else was always there to hold you back. Well, not anymore. We offer CareCredit®, a card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. CareCredit can help you move forward with getting the procedure you’ve always wanted. With convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees, you can get your procedure sooner. Apply through CareCredit directly at www.carecredit.com.

CareCredit works just like a credit card, but is exclusive for healthcare services. With low monthly payments every time you use it, you can use your card over and over for follow-up appointments or different procedures. This means you don’t have to put your health and beauty needs on hold until you save up enough money. It gives you the power to decide when it’s the right time for you.

Financial Assistance

Our Financial Assistance Policy is available here, click to view or download a PDF or Word version of the document.

Surgical Fees For Cosmetic Procedures

You will receive a surgical cost estimate for cosmetic procedures.  Payment is due IN FULL 14 days prior to the scheduled procedure date.  For aesthetic procedures performed at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center the cost estimate is the total cost and includes the doctor's fee, supplies, anesthesia, nursing care, and pre & postoperative visits for 6 months. Any complications requiring surgery are billed separately.

For aesthetic procedures performed at the hospital the cost estimate includes the doctor's fee and pre & postoperative visits for 6 months.  There will be additional fees for the hospital and anesthesiologist.  If a chest X-ray, EKG, or other tests are required they will be billed in addition to the hospital cost quoted.  All additional fees are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your procedure within 14 days of the scheduled procedure date for any reason you will be charged a $300.oo cancellation fee.  If you cancel your procedure within 48 hours of the scheduled procedure date for any reason you will be subject to a fee of $1,000.00. 

Collection Policy

Accounts may be turned over to a collection agency if past due 90 days or more.  Patients are legally responsible for all collection costs involved with the collection of the account including court costs, reasonable attorney fees, and all other expenses incurred with collection if patient defaults on any unpaid balances.

 

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