During your varicose vein doctor scheduling process, you will be contacted by our front desk team who will collect your insurance information. We will provide a complimentary insurance coverage confirmation; you can rest assured there will be no surprise bills or hidden costs. We will then book an appointment for you.
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After you submit your information, our front desk will reach out and verify if your insurance will cover your appointment. We will then book your initial appointment at one of our conveniently located Vein Treatment Clinics.
Once you arrive to our clinic, our front desk will check you in to our state-of-the-art facility. Then you’ll be immediately seen by one of our expert vein doctors. If you are running late, just give us a courtesy call at 480-912-4747.
Receive Personalized Treatment Plan
During your initial appointment, your vein treatment specialist will assess your condition and craft a custom treatment plan. We make sure to take your wellness and schedule into consideration when we map your vein treatment plan.
Next steps? Feel the results! Your vein specialist will be part of your journey every step of the way. We make sure we’re available to answer any questions you may have. Ready to take care of your veins? Let’s get started.
How the Process Works
Questions about insurance coverage? We will help explain to you your vein treatment insurance coverage and benefits. Provide us with your insurance information and we will answer any questions you may have 480-912-4747.
Before any treatment is done, you will have a detailed outline of how much you will owe (if anything). We will work directly with your insurance company to help you get treated.
We work closely with insurance companies and you to ensure that there are no surprise bills or hidden costs.
Medicare waiver/Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN): FAQ
An ABN is a written notice from Medicare (standard government form CMS-R-131), given to you before receiving certain items or services, notifying you:
- Medicare may deny payment for that specific procedure or treatment
- You will be personally responsible for full payment if Medicare denies payment
An ABN gives you the opportunity to accept or refuse the items or services and protects you from unexpected financial liability in cases where Medicare denies payment. It also offers you the right to appeal Medicare’s decision.
You have the option to receive the items or services or to refuse them. In either case, you should choose one option on the form by checking the box provided, and then signing and dating it in the space provided.
If you choose to receive the items or services:
- You must check “OPTION 1”.
- Sign and date the form.
- The claim will be sent to Medicare. You may be billed while Medicare is making its decision.
- If Medicare does pay, you will be refunded any payments that are due to you.
- If Medicare denies payment, you will be personally responsible for full payment.
- You will have the right to appeal Medicare’s decision.
If you choose NOT to receive the items or services:
- You must check “OPTION 2”.
- Sign and date the form.
- Your claim will not be sent to Medicare.
Although Medicare may not pay for your items or services, there may be good reasons for your physician recommending them. You should notify your doctor of your refusal.
If you refuse to sign, one of two actions will take place:
- Mayo Clinic may decide not to provide the items or services.
- A second person will witness your refusal to sign the agreement, and you will receive the items or services. However, you may be held liable because you have been notified of the likelihood of a Medicare denial.
When you sign an ABN and become liable for payment, you will have to pay for the item or service yourself, either out of pocket or by some other insurance coverage that you may have in addition to Medicare. Medicare fee schedule amounts and balance billing limits do not apply. The amount of the bill is a matter between you and Mayo Clinic. If this is a concern for you, you may want to ask for a cost estimate before you sign the ABN.
Certain items or services that are covered by Medicare are only covered up to a certain number of times within a specified amount of time. Examples of these “frequency limited” services include laboratory tests, some preventive screening tests and vaccinations. If you receive an ABN that gives a frequency limit as its reason, it means that Medicare will not pay if you exceed that limit on the service.
No. ABNs do not operate to reduce coverage at all. Only if and when Medicare does deny the claim, do you become liable for paying personally for the service or item. If Medicare decides to pay the claim, you have lost nothing by signing the ABN.