Our goal is to provide you with the information needed to navigate the complex health insurance & billing field. Our patient advocates are here to assist with any questions you may have regarding this information. At Beacon, we require the prepayment of any estimated patient responsibility amounts prior to the service being performed. Depending on your insurance benefits, you may have a deductible, coinsurance, or co-pay. Our patient advocates may be contacting you regarding your estimated out-of-pocket costs to set up payment arrangements.
When you have surgery, you will likely receive multiple bills. These bills can include:
- Professional Charges — Professional charges are the fees that are paid to the physician for performing the surgery. For assistance with these fees, please contact the appropriate patient advocate associated with the physician that will be performing your surgery.
- Facility Charges — Facility charges are the fees from the building where the surgery was performed which cover the costs of medications, implants, and supplies. These can come from the Surgery Center or Hospital, depending on where your care is performed. For assistance with the Beacon Surgery Center’s fees, contact our representative at the number listed above.
- Anesthesia Charges — Anesthesia charges are the fees from the anesthesiologists’ services during your surgery and recovery. If performed at our Surgery Center, these bills will come from Apollo Anesthesia.
The quoted amounts due for surgery are only estimates. The patient’s charges can fluctuate depending on changes in the patient’s benefits or the procedure performed. If the amount quoted is less than what is actually due, the patient will be required to pay the difference after the surgery. If the amount quoted is higher than the actual amount, the patient will receive a refund in a timely manner. Questions regarding the Surgery Authorization? Please contact your physician’s surgery scheduler to discuss the matter.