Cosmetic Surgery Financial Policy
Port St. Lucie
There is no charge for cosmetic surgery consultations. The Hormone Replacement consultation charge is $175.00. Varicose veins consultation is $75.00, which can be applied toward a sclerotherapy session.
For a second surgical opinion within 3 months of surgery performed elsewhere, the charge is $250; $500 if a letter is required.
Payment for injectable products (i.e. Botox, Juvederm, etc.), minor surgical procedures and skin care products are due on the day of service. Personal checks are not accepted on the day of service.
Prices quoted for injectables, products and surgery are for cash payments. The use of approved credit or debit cards (i.e.: Visa, American Express, and Discover) will result in a 3% transaction fee. If you elect to finance through one of our financial partners, there will be a 6 % transaction fee.
Approved methods of payment in place of cash are considered payment in full for goods and services rendered. There is no further recourse for these charges. Your signature is in good faith for all procedure and product charges.
I understand and agree that all services rendered to me are charged to me directly and that I am personally responsible for payment and that there are no refunds. In the event of non-payment I further agree to bear the cost of collection, and/or Court costs and reasonable legal fees, should this be required. I agree to reimburse Porcaro Surgical Group P.A. a chargeback processing fee of $250.00 if I attempt to reverse credit, debit or approved financing charges.
Charges for surgical procedure(s) represents a package charge, which includes the facility fee (42%), the physician fee (20%), anesthesia fee (16%), and operating room supplies (22 %) and includes all follow up visits with Dr. Porcaro.
There are no refunds for services or products. The surgeon or facility does not in any way guarantee a particular result, nor are the fees quoted contingent upon any particular and/or desired outcome.
Expenses related to complications of cosmetic surgery are not usually covered by medical insurance and are the patient’s responsibility.
We are not affiliated with any insurance companies or health plans and we do not accept assignment from Medicare, Medicaid or any other insurance payer.
At no charge, we will provide you with ONE form you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement after a surgical procedure and after each hormone pellet insertion. Because we do not participate with Medicare, you should not submit claims to Medicare, as Medicare will not honor submissions from non-participating physicians. There is a $35.00 charge per form, paid in advance, for the completion of any additional forms.
A non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 is required in order to schedule a surgical procedure. Surgery must be paid in full 7 days before the date of your procedure. The surgical fee does NOT include laboratory, pathology, or radiology charges, nor does it include emergency room visits, hospitalization, prescription medications, garments, bandages, office visits or procedures with other physicians. Your initial surgical fee does not cover revisions or future surgery by Dr. Porcaro.
We understand that a situation may arise that could force you to postpone your surgery. Please understand that such changes affect not only your surgeon and office staff but other patients as well. If we are notified within 7 days of your surgery we will reschedule your procedure at no charge. If you need to cancel a surgical procedure with less than 7 days notice, your $1,000.00 deposit will not be returned nor can the deposit be used for a future procedure. If you choose to reschedule, you will be required to pay another non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 to secure your space on the surgical schedule.