Dental Insurance Information, Seattle WA
Our treatment coordinators work diligently to accurately estimate our patients’ insurance co-payment. Many insurance companies will not give out fees that they pay until after the treatment is completed. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is important that you provide us with the most current information regarding your insurance coverage.
All co-payments are payable when you check in at the front desk.
If a patient comes to us with a problem that they expect to be covered by their medical insurance (biopsies, tumors, infections, jaw deformities), they may require a referral from their primary care physician. In many instances, a referral from a dentist is not adequate for medical insurance coverage. Obtaining a medical referral is the patient’s responsibility. We cannot guarantee that if a referral is needed from a medical provider that it can be obtained retroactively. If you do not have a medical referral, we will be happy to see you on a cash basis, but your medical insurance company may not pay for your treatment.
Our office does not accept assignment from Medicare. You will be responsible for the charges in our office. Dental procedures (extractions, implants) are not covered by Medicare.
Private & Group Insurance
Our office is happy to assist you with processing your insurance claims for your reimbursement. Please be aware that insurance is intended to reduce the cost of medical/dental care and often does not cover the total fees. You will be responsible for the portion that is not covered by your insurance.