Any treatment that you have done is considered a surgical procedure and your insurance carrier may process your claim according to your major medical benefit. (If you have questions regarding your major medical benefits please contact your insurance carrier). This means that charges may be applied to your deductible, your carrier may pay only a percentage of the total charges or you may be billed for surgical co-insurance. We have no way of knowing your specific insurance coverage, so we cannot provide individual reimbursement information. You will need to contact your carrier for your specific coverage information
If we are not billing insurance, payment is due at the time of service. The cost of any service is not complete until the finished documentation of that visit is reviewed for accuracy and completion and you may be sent a statement after the visit with additional charges.
Dr. Miller and Physician Assistant will determine if your procedures are medically necessary or considered cosmetic. Cosmetic procedures are to be paid in FULL at the time of service and WILL NOT be billed to your insurance carrier
Some methods of Treatment:
The treatment of skin conditions depends on the type and location of the growth and the symptoms you are having. Dr. Miller and Physician Assistant will discuss the treatment options that are the best for you. Some forms of treatment are:
- Cryosurgery – The destruction of skin tissue by freezing with liquid nitrogen.
- Curettage & Desiccation (C&D) – Scraping of the skin with a sharp surgical instrument to remove tissue.
- Shaving or Tangential Excision – The horizontal removal of a lesion.
- Surgical Excision – The site is injected with a local anesthetic followed by cutting into the skin with a surgical instrument, removing the growth and closing the wound.
**Some treatments like Cryosurgery may require several visits to treat and each visit is a separate charge and will be billed separately. This is especially true for treatment of warts. **
Debbie Miller Dermatology reserves the right to charge a $50.00 NSF (non-sufficient funds) fee on any check returned for non-payment or declined credit card and you will be required to pay a deposit of $150 before any further appointments can be made. Debbie Miller Dermatology reserves the right to charge $25.00 for any office visit not cancelled within 24 hours.
When Dr. Miller or Physician Assistant biopsies or removes a lesion, there will be a billing charge for reading and processing the pathology. This charge will be in addition to any procedure and office visit charges. OCCASIONALLY, your pathology slide may be sent out to ANOTHER pathology laboratory for a SECOND OPINION. in this case, you will receive a bill from that outside pathology office as well as our office.