The CRRS team feels strongly that getting help for endo pain and infertility shouldn’t cause crushing debt. At the same time, restorative surgery can take many hours of delicate and painstaking effort. Insurance reimbursement for this work is poor, because insurance companies don’t appreciate the value of an excision approach to endo.
Therefore, CRRS does not contract with any insurance companies to cover fees: we are not in-network with any plans. We will also no longer be filing insurance claims for our patients. However, if required, we will furnish our patients with an itemized statement after surgery for them to file with their insurance carriers. How much the insurance carrier will cover depends on each individual policy and any reimbursement by the insurance will typically be paid to the patient directly.
This has allowed us to keep our fees low.
Here’s how it works:
Our fees ranges between $2,000 and $10,000, determined before your surgery is scheduled. Our fee is capped at $10,000, no matter how complex the surgery is. When you schedule surgery, you pay a $1000 scheduling deposit to secure your date. At or before your pre-op appointment, the remaining balance is due, but we have multiple financing options available to help you meet this requirement if needed. If you cancel surgery, your deposit is forfeited. If you reschedule, a $150 change fee is charged, but the deposit remains intact. However, we understand that things happen. Talk to us, and we’ll try to work something out.
Office consultations are billed at $250. This amount will be deducted from the surgery fee if surgery is scheduled within 90 days of the consultation. Your pre-op and post-op visit fee is included as part of the surgery cost, and there is no additional charge for it.
Dr. Kongoasa operates at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Our approach to payment is unusual, but we think it’s fair. We strive to be transparent and to work with our patients regardless of their financial circumstances. So reach out to us and we’ll be glad to help.