The bills a patient will receive for surgery and the cost of the surgery will depend primarily on the following items. You will likely receive separate bills for each.
- Palms West Surgicenter’s fee for the type of procedure. This fee includes nursing care, medications, standard supplies, and use of the operating and recovery rooms.
- The surgeon’s fee for performing the surgery
- The Anesthesiologist’s fee for providing anesthesia for the procedure, if applicable
Depending on the procedure performed, patients also may receive bills for laboratory or x-ray tests prior to the procedure or bills from other care providers such as pathologist, radiologist and/or surgical assistants.
We require payment of your deductible, co-payment, and co-insurance at the time of admission. We accept cash, checks, debit and all major credit cards. For procedures that are not covered by insurance and for patients who do not have medical insurance, we require full payment (100%) at the time of admission. Please call our office prior to your surgery date if special payment arrangements are necessary.
Many same-day surgical procedures are covered by standard medical insurance and we participate with many insurance plans. However, you should call your insurance company prior to your surgery date to verify that we participate with your plan and to understand the coverage for your procedure. We will submit claims to most major insurance carriers.
If you have any questions about financial arrangements or billing, call us at (561) 793-0437.