Initial fees for consultations, work-up examinations, and minor procedures are payable at the time of service. More advanced treatment does require payment of one-half your estimated portion upon initiation of treatment, with the remaining balance being due at the appointment prior to the delivery of the work. We do prepare insurance claims and file for our patients as a courtesy, though we do at times require the patient to file their own claim and get reimbursed directly from the insurance company. This is dependent upon the insurance company and the procedure being performed.
We are not under contract with any insurance companies and, therefore,
not listed as a preferred provider with any carriers.
With regard to our Cancer and Congenital Defect patients, we handle that on a case-by-case basis. For many patients we can obtain a special authorization, or network-exception referral, since there are no other Maxillofacial Prosthodontists in this area.