Our insurance coverage policy
We understand that insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs are major concerns for many patients. In order to minimize any confusion and surprise costs, we have outlined our out-of-network and insurance policy below.
At Seckin Endometriosis Center (SEC), we are dedicated to the surgical treatment of endometriosis. For that reason, we only practice in New York City, and Dr. Tamer Seckin and Dr. Chu only operate out of Lenox Hill Hospital. The following information applies strictly to surgical charges. This does not include billing for hospital fees, anesthesia, and other providers involved in your case. Please note, Lenox Hill Hospital accepts most insurance plans, excluding out-of-state Medicare and Medicaid plans.
Are you insurance-friendly?
Seckin Endometriosis Center is an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. While we are insurance-friendly, we are not contracted with any insurance company. We bill patients’ insurance carriers, but our services are always processed as out-of-network. We will work with most major insurance companies if your plan includes out-of-network benefits. In other words, we do not accept insurance, we simply balance and bill the patient. No matter your coverage, we encourage you to consider your health first. With certain HMO plans, you may be eligible for coverage, however, SEC cannot guarantee approval from your insurance carrier. It is always best to review financial options in-office with our surgical coordinator who will assist you in initiating this process, if applicable.
Please note, that we do not currently participate with Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Medicaid-sponsored plans.
Why do you choose to remain an out-of-network provider?
While insurance companies lower out-of-pocket costs, in-network providers often have limited decision-making capabilities, ultimately affecting the quality of patient care. In order to avoid such limitations, we choose to remain an out-of-network provider. As such, we are able to maintain our autonomy and ensure our patients receive optimal care catered to their individual cases.
How much does treatment cost?
Our fees for treatment vary depending on the services you receive and the severity of your condition. Your insurance provider and plan may also affect the final cost of your surgery. We cannot determine fees for treatment until we understand the extent of endometriosis at the time of surgery.
How will you work with my insurance?
You may determine your insurance benefits and coverage over the phone with a new patient coordinator. In providing all of the necessary information, we can check your benefits, free of charge. Alternatively, you may call and discuss your plan personally with your insurance carrier before providing us with insurance information.
What if I do not have out-of-network coverage?
Patients without out-of-network coverage are “self-pay”. With certain insurance plans, you may be eligible for coverage, however, we cannot guarantee approval by your provider. It is always best to review financial options in the office with our surgical coordinator. But keep in mind, if you do not have any insurance coverage or cannot afford to pay for treatment, there are a number of ways to obtain financing to cover the costs.
Get a Second OpinionOur endometriosis specialists are dedicated to providing patients with expert care. Whether you have been diagnosed or are looking to find a doctor, they are ready to help.
Our office is located on 872 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10065.
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