Understanding your healthcare costs can be a challenge.
Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance, and the types of services you received.
Due to the overwhelming number of insurance plans, the staff at Dermatology Associates of Seattle can't guarantee coverage by any individual plan. It is the patient's responsibility to verify that we are a member of their PPO or HMO network and if a referral from their Primary Care Physician (PCP) is needed before seeing a dermatologist. It is also the patient's responsibility to inform our staff of any insurance coverage changes. Find out how to prepare for your appointment here.
Types of bills you may receive from your appointment are:
- Fees for the services your care provider performed
- Lab fees for tests
- Diagnostic processing.
• First Choice Health Network Plans
• Kaiser Permante PPO
• Humana * Non-HMO
• Molina Healthcare
• Premera Lifewise
• TriCare West * Requires an initial authorization and subsequent authorizations
• United Health Care * Excluding Community Care product line
A: There are many factors that determine how your insurance processes and pays claims. Please contact your insurance company to see if Dermatology Associates of Seattle is within your network, what services will be covered and if you have met your deductible requirements.
Q: Why am I receiving additional invoices from my visit?
A: Lab tests and/or pathology specimens sent to outside laboratories will be billed separately from Dermatology Associates charges. The laboratory service will bill your insurance for their services.