What You Should Know About Insurance and Sports Hernia Repair Surgery – Part Two
Sports hernias are terribly painful injuries that require surgery and rehabilitation. Once you’ve had surgery and begin to see light at the end of the tunnel, the last thing that you want is for the light to be a train heading toward you with a huge medical bill. So, just how much does sports hernia surgery cost?
Unfortunately, sports hernia repair surgery, like any other major operation, has the potential to put a major dent into your finances if you don’t fully understand how much is covered by insurance, if any at all.
The first priority is, and should be, your recovery. However, it’s hard not to think about the price it may carry. The good news is that specialists like Dr. Brown know this and have years of experience dealing with insurance. The two surgery centers that he works with are also reliable and fair, which results in the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost to you, the patient.
It can be hard to estimate the final cost of a sports hernia repair, as there are many factors that can influence the price. The extent of the injury itself can vary greatly from patient to patient, changing the costs. Additional expenses after surgery also come into play, so it’s important to think of saving for recovery treatments, like physical therapy. Whatever the final cost, Dr. Brown’s office is always available and willing to work with you.
Insurance is the biggest factor in the final cost of a sports hernia repair operation. Between the deductible, a set limit to what you can pay, and coinsurance, a percentage payment plan, it can be confusing as to what the final cost will be to you. Adding to the confusion is the fact that it can be hard to get a monetary estimate due to the open-ended nature or the operation. In any situation, the surgery center will work with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive the highest reimbursement possible. Please read our previous post on how insurance works
Dr. Brown and his team are always available to speak with you about billing issues, and encourage consulting them before making any large payments. If you have any questions regarding specific insurance providers or a unique situation, it’s best to call the office and leave the finagling with insurance carriers to the experts.