Financing & Insurance
Dr. Zemplenyi and the Bel-Red Ambulatory Surgical Facility are preferred
providers for several major health insurance plans including Regence/Blue Shield, Premera/Blue
Cross, First Choice, Uniform Medical Plan and Medicare. Please check your
insurance company PPO booklet for details or call us at (425)
786-2384. As applicable, our office obtains pre-authorizations from
company prior to some surgical procedures.
Health insurance never covers cosmetic plastic surgery. However,
insurance may cover
reconstructive surgery for
problems that interfere with normal function. Examples of services that
may be covered include correction of excessive droopiness of the upper eyelids
documented to interfere with
vision (functional blepharoplasty), reconstructive nasal surgery for breathing,
removal of painful lipomas, reconstruction of skin cancer defects
and reconstruction of post-traumatic functional problems.
Sometimes we combine nasal cosmetic
surgery with procedures to improve nasal breathing and recurrent sinusitis.
With proper pre-authorization, insurance companies may pay for the
functional component of the surgery. Dr. Zemplenyi and our staff are
able to answer and counsel you about these issues.
During your consultation about cosmetic plastic surgical procedures, you will
receive a written quote for the cost of the discussed procedures. It is
our office policy that fees for cosmetic surgery must be paid in full at
least two weeks before your surgery date.