Bariatric Surgery Cost Page
For patients that prefer to pay cash or that simply do not have the benefit there needs to be a substantive page that lays out what self pay and financing options are available.
There are patients that would prefer an expedited process and need details on how quickly the procedure could be done, or what spa packages and hotel accommodations are available? While this is considered more of a concierge service it doesn’t hurt to have a small program in place for when the question does get asked.
A bariatric surgery cost page must provide enough details to show the transparency the practice maintains. Patients viewing a rich page should at the conclusion of reading it understand they are dealing with an honest and upfront practice that adheres to strict quality standards.
Introduce the practice and the commitment to providing quality healthcare while working to provide competitive cash and financing options.
List self pay pricing by procedure and included benefits of cash pay options. It’s useful to note the much shorter path to surgery and may be appropriate to devote a few paragraphs to the difference.
Review the available financing options that are available to the practice. It’s useful to provide an estimated monthly rate that patients under financing are expected to pay after a set downpayment.
Mention that while insurance may not cover the procedure it can provide partial coverage for other office services and in many cases the practice can reverse decisions. Include that flexible spending accounts can reduce tax burden depending on carrier.
Provide resources on how to claim surgical expenses to the IRS. Depending on income and age patients may actually get a reasonable deduction.
Conclude that office has strongest commitment to providing competitive pricing and encourage all patients to contact the office to explore all options.