How much can I expect my full skin exam to cost?
The cost of your visit can vary widely, depending on your individual insurance coverage and what procedures are performed at the time of your visit. It is important to know what your plan’s annual deductible and coinsurance are. We will bill your insurance for an office visit and any procedures that may be performed. Because we are examining your skin to evaluate any skin cancers, we strive to provide quality care by treating any suspicious lesions when we see them. If you are hesitant about treatment due to the cost, please speak with one of our insurance representatives.
I had a full skin exam already this year. Will my insurance deny if I have another?
Full skin exams are billed to your insurance company as an office visit. These are not billed as “preventative” or “physicals”, so your insurance company will not deny for calendar year. If your plan covers office visits, they most likely will also cover a full skin exam.
Do I have to pay a copay for every visit?
Copays are determined by your insurance company based on the codes that the provider submits to them. In dermatology, there is a copay required for office visits, suture removals and wound checks. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our billing staff and/or your insurance company.
I have 2 insurances, how do I know which one is primary?
PLEASE KNOW YOUR INDIVIDUAL CORDINATION OF INSURANCES!
When you have 2 insurances, it is very important that you coordinate between them BOTH to determine who is primary and who is secondary. Our insurance staff will not know which insurance to submit to first without your instruction. It is extremely time consuming and complicated to switch insurance orders after claims have been submitted. A charge may be incurred for having to rebill different insurances if you have instructed us to use the incorrect one.