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Patient Resources

PAPERWORK FOR SURGICAL APPOINTMENTS
You may have already received your surgical packet from your doctor’s office. If you have not, please print off and complete the Anesthesia Form and fax it to (724) 832-7568 or email them to info@aestique.com. All other information is for your reference. Thank you.

INSURANCES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
As with any surgical procedures there are four separate bills that you will expect to see:

  1. Facility – Aestique Ambulatory Surgical Center
  2. Surgeon’s Fee – this will be your surgeon’s fee for performing the procedure
  3. Anesthesia
  4. Pathology/Labs – Services for tissue specimens removed during surgery requiring testing (if required)

 

For your convenience, we do accept most insurance plans. For out of network costs, copayments or deductibles, we accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and CareCredit. We will bill you any balance due after your insurance company has paid your claim. We do ask that all balances are paid in full within 90 days. If you encounter a problem paying within the 90 days, please contact our office immediately at 724-832-7555 and ask for our ASC Billing department.  Below is a list of some of the insurance companies we participate with.  *This list is a general overview and can change. Please remember that insurance is a contract between you, the patient, and your insurance company. Ultimately you are responsible for payment in full to Aestique Surgical Center, regardless of insurance determination to pay.

  • AETNA US HEALTH
  • ADVANTRA ELITE, GOLD,  AND SILVER
  • BEECH STREET
  • BLUE CROSS (ALL PLANS INCLUDING):
    • 65 SPECIAL
    • ANTHEM
    • CAPITOL BLUE CROSS
    • CARE FIRST
    • CLASSIC BLUE
    • COMMUNITY BLUE
    • COMPLETE CARE
    • DIRECT BLUE
    • EMPIRE BLUE
    • FREEDOM BLUE, CLASSIC, PLATINUM AND SELECT
    • HIGHMARK
    • INDEPENDENT BLUE SHIELD
    • KEYSTONE BLUE
    • MEDIGAP
    • PEBTF
    • PPO BLUE
    • PREFERRED BLUE
    • PREMIER BLUE
    • SECURITY BLUE, DELUXE, STD, VALUE
    • SELECT BLUE
    • SPECIAL CARE
  • BLUE CROSS OUT OF STATES(ALL PLANS INCLUDING):
    • BC OF FL
    • BC OF GA
    • BC OF IL
    • BC OF MINN
    • BC OF NJ
    • BC OF SC
    • BC OF TX
    • BC OF VA
    • BC OF WV
  • HEALTH AMERICA/HEALTH ASSURANCE
  • INTERGROUP
  • MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/ MEDICAID:
    • ACCESS
    • ACCESS PLUS
    • GATEWAY HEALTH PLAN
    • GATEWAY MEDICARE ASSURED
    • UNSION MEDICARE ADVANTAGE
    • UPMC FOR YOU
  • BRAVO ACHIEVE, CLASSIC AND PREMIER
  • GEISINGER GOLD RESERVE
  • HUMANA CHOICE, HUMANA GOLD CHOICE
  • MEDICARE
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE ADVANTAGE (ALSO CALLED UNISON MEDICARE ADVANTAGE)
    • UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE COMPLETE, COMPLETE ESSENTIAL
  • UNITED MINE WORKERS (UMWA)
  • UPMC HEALTH PLAN
    • UPMC FOR LIFE
    • UPMC FOR BEST 

PREPARING FOR SURGERY

  • Please complete any necessary pre-testing TWO WEEKS prior to surgery
  • Please complete the blue Pre-Anesthesia questionnaire form and mail to Aestique® or you can choose to fax your forms to 724-832-7568.

Medication/Anesthesia:

  • Recovery time is approximately two hours for General Anesthesia and 45 minutes for I.V. Sedation.
  • You will be instructed by the Pre-Admissions nurse regarding any restrictions with diet & fluid intake.
  • It is necessary that we are informed of all medications that you are taking. If you take any routine medications, please consult us. Generally, you may take all routine medications EXCEPT antacid liquid, insulin, diuretics, or diabetic pills.
  • All GENERAL ANESTHESIA and LASER patients: Please take 20mg of Pepcid or 150mg of Zantac at 7:00 pm both the night before your surgery and the morning of your surgery.
  • DO NOT TAKE ANY HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS.
  • Discontinue the use of aspirin, aspirin-containing products, vitamin E, Ginko and Ibuprofen TWO WEEKS prior to surgery. These products inhibit the normal blood clotting process and maycause excessive bleeding and/or bruising during and after surgery. If needed, use Tylenol instead. Other products that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen and should be avoided include:Advil, Alka-seltzer, Anacin, Ascription, Bufferin, Coricidin, Dristan, Empirin, Excedrin, Fiorinal, Midol, Motrin, Nuprin, Percodan, Sine-Aid and most medications used to treat arthritis.If you take blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, your physician will instruct you when to discontinue.
  • Cleaning: Shower and wash the surgical areas with Dial Soap.
  • Make-up: Please do not wear moisturizers, creams, lotions or any makeup.
  • Contact Lenses: Do not wear contact lenses.
  • Clothing: Wear only comfortable, loose fitting clothing that does not go over your head. Do not bring valuables with you. If you wear a hearing aid, please bring it with you.
  • Transportation: If you are scheduled to have anesthesia, a family member or responsible adult MUST be available to take you home and stay with you the night of surgery. Aestique® Ambulatory Surgical Center, Inc. cannot discharge you to a taxi service.
  • Smoking: It is recommended that all smokers DISCONTINUE smoking for two weeks prior to surgery and two weeks after surgery. This will allow for ease in breathing both before and after anesthesia is administered and free blood circulation to promote tissue healing.

CONFIRMING SURGERY TIME

  • An Aestique Pre Admissions Nurse will call you two (2) business days before surgery to review your pre-operative instructions and arrival time for the day of surgery.
  • If you do not hear from a Nurse by 2:00pm, please call Aestique at (724)832-3085 or 1-800-832-6501 and request to speak with the Pre-Admissions Nurse.
  • Be prepared to provide 2 phone numbers at which you can be reached should we need to contact you regarding a change in your surgery time.
  • If you need to change or cancel your surgery date, please call Aestique® as soon as possible at one of the above numbers.

FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

  • While your family member or friend is waiting for you, Aestique® has a medical day spa. You may make arrangements prior to the day of your surgery for your guest to pamper themselves with a spa treatment. Call 724-832-8266 for further information.

AFTER SURGERY

  • We look forward to the privilege of caring for you and your family. To be sure we have performed as we promised; we want you to grade us! A patient satisfaction survey will be provided following surgery. Your comments are essential to ensure we are attaining our goals:  Quality. Safety. Cost Efficiency.