Without a doubt, the very best oral surgery experience is one in which there are no unexpected surprises. When everything goes according to the plan, you’ll feel more relaxed and more satisfied, and your oral surgeon will feel better too.
The expectation of full preparation and disclosure applies not only to the treatment rooms, but also to your experience at the front desk. How much will your treatment cost and what are the office’s policies on collecting payment? These questions can be answered with the presentation of a detailed treatment plan at the conclusion of your consultation visit, and confirmed when you arrive on the day of your scheduled treatment.
Your treatment plan will outline and specify the surgical procedures that have been recommended for you, the recommended anesthesia or sedation options, fees for specialized equipment or procedures, relevant testing or other diagnostic services. The fees for each item will be listed and an insurance estimate will be provided when applicable.
The expectation of full preparation and disclosure applies not only to the treatment rooms, but also to your experience at the front desk.
Ultimately, as the patient, you will assume the financial responsibility for your treatment. However, as a courtesy, your oral surgeon’s financial coordinator will be happy to verify your insurance benefits and submit a claim on your behalf. The portion of the treatment that is not expected to be covered by your insurance will be collected from you in the form of cash, check, or credit card on the day that your treatment is performed.
If you have access to a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), the financial coordinator will provide you with the documentation that is necessary to access those benefits. In many cases, these funds can provide valuable pre-tax deductions and can be used to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses (the expenses that are not covered by your insurance).
When you require additional financing options for your treatment, third-party financial institutions such as CareCredit may grant you a line of credit for the payment of your medical or dental treatment.
For more information on financing the dental treatment that has been recommended for you, contact our team at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery today to arrange a private consultation.