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At the Department of Neurosurgery, we recognize that insurance is a critical concern for patients. That’s why we have an insurance specialist on staff, who can help you investigate your insurance coverage.

We encourage you to contact our neurosurgery insurance specialist Eileen Ivers (see below) for assistance.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • If you are diagnosed with a condition for which no specialist belongs to your policy’s network, you may be eligible for in-network benefits even if your surgeon doesn’t belong to the network.
  • Out-of-network care may be more affordable than you realize. Even if your surgeon is not a member of your insurance network, you are likely eligible for significant coverage through your plan’s out-of-network benefits.
  • Insurance companies may require prior authorization for some services. As a service to you, our insurance specialist coordinates with your surgeon to secure and process any necessary pre-authorizations.
  • Payment plans are available for patients who need help managing costs.
  • Our neurosurgery insurance specialist can help you navigate through the details and determine your options.

Network participation

One or more of our surgeons participate in the following health insurance networks. If yours is not listed, you may still be eligible for significant coverage. Contact our insurance specialist, Eileen Ivers (see below), to learn more.

Aetna (excluding Medicare and Medicaid)
Affinity Health Plan
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Indemnity, Traditional, Medicare, HealthCare Exchange, and Medicaid)
NY Medicaid
Oxford/United Healthcare (excluding Medicare)

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