The estimated anesthesia fee is based on the estimated procedure time, plus 30-45 minutes to allow time before and after the procedure. Depending on how much time the procedure actually takes, the actual charge may be greater or less than the estimate. We require a deposit be made to confirm your anesthesia appointment. Payment of the balance of the fee is due on the day of service. Please note that the anesthesia fee is separate from your dentist's or doctor's fee.
Because we are not contracted with any insurance company, it is our office policy to collect a set scheduled pre-pay amount to apply toward the estimated charges. This amount is usually less than what the insurance deductible and co-payment combined would be if your procedure were done in the hospital or surgery center. After you have paid your pre-arranged fee and we have received your medical insurance information, we will bill your medical insurance, if any, to collect the remainder of the fees due.
Please understand that we file insurance as a courtesy to our patients. Because we are out of network, billing insurance companies can be a very long drawn-out process (three to six months) so please be patient. We do not have a contract with your insurance company, only you do. We are not responsible for how your insurance company handles its claims or for what benefits they pay on a claim. We at no time guarantee what your insurance will or will not do with each claim.