Cost of treatment is the amount of money charged for a given medical treatment or procedure. Doctors often do not know how much a procedure or course of treatment will cost, but they can usually direct you to the people who have the information, such as:
- A staff person in their office.
- The hospital billing department.
- A pharmacist.
Ask your doctor about any hidden costs involved in the procedure or treatment, such as folow-up visits or anesthesiologist fees. Ask questions, such as:
- Is there anything I can do to reduce the cost?
- Are there any less expensive options?
Review your health plan:
- Will your medical insurance cover the cost of treatment?
- Do you need a second opinion or preapproval before this treatment will be covered?
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