It is with great excitement that we were able to launch our website. We are excited to provide the community with open and transparent healthcare cost. You may be aware of the current national trend focusing on bundling prices. Bundling of prices allows Avant Garde physician groups, such as ourselves, the opportunity to improve rapport with our patients by providing open and honest communication. In the past, the cost for sustained medical care was variable. Patients were constantly receiving bills for services rendered, and there was never a predetermined end to their financial responsibility. Our transparent pricing allows us to be upfront with our patients about their treatment plans; and their expected financial obligations that coincide will be provided before we initiate any medical care.This patient to provider trust is the basis of our surgery center. We are glad you have come to our site, and have had a chance to review the multiple services available to you. We at Lone Star Surgery Center strive to offer our patients quality personal care. We have a highly skilled staff that are both licensed and credentialed; and it is our commitment to support the growing trend of transparency in free market choice amongst patients seeking acute surgical care. We appreciate any feedback, and we will respond to any questions you may have promptly. We look forward to serving you here at Lone Star Surgery Center.
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Did you know that if you have commercial health insurance, and you try to go to an in-network hospital facility to have a surgical procedure they will not allow you to bypass using your insurance and pay cash. Hospitals are contractually bound to insurance companies leaving them unable to release their rates for procedures. These contracts also prevent them from being able to accept cash from an in-network commercial health insurance carrier.
Most people are unaware of what a surgical procedure would cost if they were to pay cash. Have you ever tried to look up the cost of a surgical procedure and were unsuccessful? Even if you were able to find the cost of the procedure, you typically find a wide range of cost, and the cost is inconclusive in that it doesn’t account for incurred operating room expenses. Imagine you have carpal tunnel syndrome and your deductible is $6,000.00. The bundled cash price for a carpal tunnel release at our facility is $2,550.00 including all incurred expenses for the procedure. If you were to go to a hospital for this procedure, you would most likely end up paying at least double that price.
We understand that part of that price you’re paying is for the comfort of care you will receive. That is why we are committed to taking the best care of our patients. Being such a small facility, we are able to treat our patients like family. Lone Star Surgery Center is not contracted with any insurance providers, we make our contracts directly with you, the patient. Our goal is to provide equivalent or better care at a transparent price, which are available to any patients who would prefer to pay out of pocket.