For all cosmetic patients, during your visit you will be given a fee estimate for your proposed cosmetic procedure(s).
This quote will include fees for Dr. Kaplan, the hospital of your choice & fees for the anesthesiologist. Please note that
Dr. Kaplan’s portion of the quote is good for 90 days only. If you choose to schedule the procedure more than 90 days in
the future, it is possible that the fee will be different than the original quote. The hospitals & surgery centers control their own fee schedules, and may increase their fees at any time. Payment for surgery may be made by cash or major credit card. Payment must be made prior to booking the procedure. We also offer patient financing through CareCredit. Payment of non-surgical treatments such as Botox & Fillers are made at the time of service by cash, credit card, or Carecredit. We are unable to accept personal checks for treatments. At times, a revision or “touch up” procedure may be desired. Should that be the situation, you, the patient will be responsible for additional fees including but not limited to Operating Room or Anesthesia.
In regards to procedures that may or may not be covered by medical insurance, there may be situations in which part of your surgery would be considered functional or medically necessary. In that case, your insurance may pay part of your surgery fee. As a courtesy to you, our office will pursue prior authorization for this procedure. You will be responsible for Surgeons fee, deductible and/or co-payments prior to the procedure. If the Surgery Center or Hospital is out of network, you will be responsible for you deductible and co-payments for the operating room and anesthesia, as well as payments for cosmetic portion of your procedure. If payment for services rendered by Dr. Kaplan is sent to you, you must forward the check issued by your insurance company to our office within 10 days along with the explanation of benefits. If we do not receive payment within 10 days, legal action may be taken against you.
Dr. Kaplan is not responsible for refunding any surgical fees or rescheduling fees that result from a patient’s non-compliance. The failure to follow pre-surgical instructions includes: nicotine, alcohol, or drug use, failure to avoid or take specific medications as instructed, and failure to follow day of surgery instructions. Any surgical procedure rescheduled by the patient less than fourteen (14) days prior to surgery or as a result of non-compliance, will incur a surgeon’s rescheduling fee; this does not include fees that may be charged by the surgical facility. All fees must be paid prior to confirming any new surgical date.
If you pay for your procedure with a credit card or Care Credit and cancel the procedure for any reason, a 5% usage fee of the initial amount charged will be assessed. Our office requires a non-refundable $1,000.00 scheduling fee to guarantee your surgery date & time. Surgery fees are paid in full 20 days before your surgery date. There will be a $1,000.00 fee if you cancel or reschedule your procedure up to 14 days of your procedure. This fee increases to 50% of your surgery fee if you cancel between 10 and 14 days of your procedure. If you cancel within a week (7 days) of your procedure, you will forfeit 100% of your surgery fee. These penalties do not apply to illness related cancellations where a Doctor’s note is provided.
We encourage you to contact our office staff for any questions that you may have, so that this policy may be clarified for you prior to scheduling any procedures.