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How Much Is a Colonoscopy?
There is a lot of misinformation around the costs associated with a colonoscopy.
So, how much is a colonoscopy? We explore, below.
What Is a Colonoscopy?
The colonoscopy is a procedure where your provider screens your colon for signs of cancer.
Is a Colonoscopy Covered by My Insurance?
You should expect your colonoscopy to be covered by your insurance with zero copays.
This is a positive result of the Affordable Care Act.
What If a Polyp Is Found?
When the Affordable Care Act came to fruition, there were some patients who were billed unexpectedly if a polyp was found during their procedure.
This was due to the fact that the discovery of a polyp reclassified the colonoscopy procedure from a screening exam to a diagnostic exam.
However, this was addressed in 2013 so you can expect your private insurance to cover your colonoscopy even if a polyp is removed during your exam.
Moreover, you can expect that the lab work to inspect the polyp will also be covered.
What About Medicare Patients?
Unfortunately, Medicare does not offer the same benefits.
If you are a Medicare patient and a polyp is discovered during your colonoscopy, you will likely be billed for the removal.
Out of Pocket Patients
Patients who do not have insurance can expect a range in the cost of their colonoscopy treatment.
You can generally expect prices to range anywhere from $700 to nearly $2000.
Deciding Where to Go
When deciding which location to schedule your colonoscopy at it is important to check which locations are covered through your insurance network.
How Much Is a Colonoscopy at NOVA?
At Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists, we are a dedicated team of surgeons offering a full range of general, breast, vascular, thoracic, and bariatric surgical care.
Our six surgeons are all university trained and board-certified in surgery including colonoscopies.
To schedule a consultation with a member of our team call us today at 540-347-2805.