1. Do you take insurance?
No. We are a direct pay practice, which means that we do not take any insurance. Payment for all services is required at check-out immediately after you are seen in our office.
2. How much will I have to pay?
By eliminating insurance from our practice, we are able to reduce our costs and keep our fees reasonable and transparent. Unlike in a traditional practice, we do not charge an additional amount for every additional service that we provide. There are no surprise bills after the fact. Click to view our Fee Schedule.
3. How do I pay?
You may pay with cash, check, or credit/debit card.
4. What if I need pathology or lab work?
If you have a growth removed, there will usually be a separate pathology fee. We have negotiated discounted fees for pathology with preferred labs or you may choose to get pathology billed through your insurance. If you require blood work or other lab work, you may choose to self-pay or get it billed through your insurance.
5. Can I submit a claim to my insurance if I have out-of-network benefits?
Upon request, we can provide the necessary information for you to file a claim with your insurance company (there is a small charge to cover the physician’s time). However, we cannot guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you. All questions regarding your insurance coverage and reimbursement should be directed toward your insurance company or benefits manager.
6. What if I have Medicare?
We do not participate in any government healthcare program. If you have Medicare, the government requires that you sign a one-page private contract before we can see you, indicating that you understand that medical services will not be covered. Medicare will still cover any medications or testing prescribed by Dr. Ort.
7. What if I have Medicaid?
Under Colorado law, Medicaid members cannot be billed for any service covered by Medicaid, even if the member agrees in advance to self-pay for the care. Unfortunately, this prevents us from providing medically-necessary care to any Medicaid patient. We can see Medicaid patients only for cosmetic treatments that are not covered by Medicaid.
8. Are you a concierge practice?
No. We do not charge an up-front fee for a patient to be a member of our practice. Patients only pay when services are rendered.
9. Are there ever any other fees?
Occasionally, there may be an additional fee for staff time, administrative work, or other extra tasks done on your behalf. We will inform you in advance any time an extra fee may apply.
10. What about cosmetic services?
Cosmetic services are billed under a separate fee schedule. As always, payment is due at the time of service.
Continue to our Fee Schedule
See The Private Contract for Medicare Patients on our Forms page.