Will Insurance Cover My Mohs Surgery Procedure?
When preparing to have your skin cancer removed by Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the cost can be an important thing to think about. Health insurance can be quite tricky, and it is very important to be aware of the potential cost of your medical procedure.
“Mohs surgery is in fact considered a medical procedure,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgery in Austin, Texas. “It is not cosmetic.” An important distinction that indicates Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the removal of skin cancer tends to be covered by the majority of insurance.
There are situations where a patient would be required to pay a portion of their procedure costs, due to their insurance or co-insurance. Our staff makes it their goal to have the patients visit run as smoothly as possible, specifically focusing on attaining all necessary information before the appointment. The Sanova Dermatology and Austin Mohs Surgery Center insurance specialists verify each patient’s benefits scheduled for Mohs Surgery prior to their procedure, and relay important financial information to each patient you so there are no surprises.
Sometimes patients may pay a bit more than others, as they have not previously met their health insurance’s deductible. But all patients tend not to have a large out of pocket cost with this procedure due its medical necessity and importance. As well, differences in cost can be based on a variety of other factors, including the number of stages necessary to remove the cancerous cells and the type of closure used after surgery.
Sanova Dermatology and the Austin Mohs Surgery Center accept a number of insurance plans and offer self-pay discounts for patients without insurance. It is suggested that you voice any concerns about the cost of any procedure with your doctor’s billing specialist, or your insurance. Our insurance and billing specialists are always available to explain your benefits and investigate any queries.
At Sanova Dermatology, we hope to make the patient care process as straightforward and trouble free as possible. If you have questions regarding your appointment or procedure costs, please contact us!