Breast Reduction Phoenix


For women one of their top concerns when looking towards Breast Reduction is the pain that is associated with this condition. Breast reduction is very important to women and to Dr. Jacobsen as well. For Dr. Jacobsen, this means taking care of those needing help alleviating back, neck and shoulder pains that come from the grooving of their brassiere. It can be difficult to get coverage from your insurance; however, Dr. Jacobsen can be your best advocate, and will do everything he can to help you get this approved.

Self-pay is always an option at our office, as apart of our practice we have included options for financing and payment plans:

Almost all women wish to have their insurance company pay for this. Most insurance companies make this very difficult and do not wish to pay for this type of service, making it very difficult to be approved and authorized for surgery.  Reading the material below will help yourself a great deal through this process.  As a specialist in restorative and plastic surgery, Dr. Jacobsen is practiced and will write the necessary documentation in your best interest to help get you approved. If you wish to have your surgery, you may, at any time take the course of self-pay if you are safe for anesthesia. Call and schedule a consultation with the office to see if you can be approved for this.

If you wish for your insurance company pay, you must follow their rules! Dr. Jacobsen and his staff are not in control of their rules or their approval process.  Our staff is experienced in requesting authorizations from insurance companies, but greater than 90% breast reduction surgeries are denied by insurance companies.  You must work hard and fight for your approval!

Below, we have prepared this document to help you with the insurance approval process:

 

Common Breast Reduction Misunderstandings

  • Patients feel because they are suffering that your insurance company will cover the surgery.
  • Patients feel that because their doctor said they needed breast reduction surgery that their insurance company will cover it.
  • Patients feel if that if Dr. Jacobsen just words his notes properly the insurance company will cover it.

These are false

By allowing Dr. Jacobsen to take over your care, Dr.  Jacobsen will act as your best advocate. You can be assured that his notes will be very detailed and supportive. However, Dr. Jacobsen’s opinion alone is not final. The insurance company’s decision may rely ENTIRELY upon supportive documentation from other supporting providers. By meeting the criteria and having all the appropriate documentation on your behalf will allow for the greatest chance to be approved and covered by your insurance. These can be located by speaking with your insurance company.

Every insurance carrier is different and has a different process.

 

Steps to Finding Insurance Criteria

  • Call your carrier and find the criteria they have for breast reduction surgery in your policy.
  • Call your carrier and get a copy of your policy.
  • Printout the criteria for breast reduction surgery.
  • Document how you meet each criterion your insurance carrier has listed

 

If you contact your insurance, it is essential to tell and let your representative know that this breast reduction surgery is necessary to your health and well-being. They should be able to give you the exact criteria they use to approve breast reduction surgery.

By obtaining medical records, you can help yourself with the most important part of the approval process; Supporting documentation of problems relating to the size of your breasts and the wish to resolve this by having breast reduction surgery.

Dr. Jacobsen’s staff will not obtain these records for you.  If you wish to have your insurance company approve your surgery, you must obtain the records, email and/or fax them to us

Once you meet the criteria you cannot be denied for surgery! If you want your surgery work on this diligently.

 

List of Medical Records Needed for Approval:

You can send these to Dr. Jacobsen’s office

  • Primary care physician
  • Referring physician
  • Back or spine physician
  • Physical therapist
  • Records from any other non-surgical physicians

 

You can be your own best advocate by physically getting your own records. You must go to your doctor’s office and request these records and bring them to our office.

Records can be faxed to 602279.1701 or emailed to emaildrj.com.

The best method is sending your records on your own behalf, oftentimes by calling other offices and asking them to fax your information usually fails. As offices can be extremely busy and sending records becomes of low priority when dealing with higher risk patients. We receive all faxes electronically, so we do not miss any faxes. We recommend going to your doctor’s office to obtain copies and bringing them at time of appointment. We will not call your doctor’s office to retrieve documentation. Once we receive your documentation, we will be happy to submit them to the insurance companies on your behalf. We cannot be your administrative assistant. If you wish your surgery to be approved you must obtain your records on your own.

 

Call your carrier during the approval process:

  • They can help give you the status of your approval or denial.
  • Insist that they tell you why you are not approved.
  • Insist that they tell you specifically what criteria you have not met.
  • Do not believe them when they say you are denied because Dr. Jacobsen did not do the authorization properly.

 

Be Aware of Carrier’s excuses

Insurance companies will often tell patients that they are not approved by fault of the practitioner, and they are the cause of your denial. To avoid this, make your carrier explain to you what criteria you do not meet exactly!

Be assured once we receive records we have done everything properly and timely. Our office handles the insurance authorization process daily, quickly with no problems and knows exactly how to do it. Before taking any complaints to the office make sure of the denials you are receiving from the insurance carrier. Authorizations are based solely on the criteria you receive from your insurance company.

If your surgery is still denied by your insurance company, we will be happy to work with you. Attached is an Estimated Cost for Surgery for your information.  After a consultation, we will prepare a more accurate personalized Financial Commitment for Surgery for you.

At any time during this process, you can contact our office for an update on status or to answer any questions you may have at emaildrj.com.

And remember . . .  You must work hard and fight for your approval!

 

Fax: 602.279.1701

Email: emaildrj.com

 

Breast Reduction Phoenix – Pricing

Total All-Inclusive Fees $  8,880
Dr Js Surgical Fees $  4,750
Saline Implants $  1,300
Garment $  70
Payment to Dr Jacobsen $  6,120
Estimated Anesthesia Fee $  ~890
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter $  1,870
Total Payments $  8,880

Note: This is a pre-examination estimate that is appropriate for most patients wishing this service.  The fees may change slightly based on your personal needs.

Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!


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  • review rating 5  I would recommend dr. William Jacobsen to anyone who is interested in doing any kind of procedure. I got a chest augmentation and he did an amazing job! I am very happy and he did exactly the shape and size I was wanted. Go to his website and you will not be disappointed !

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    2/20/2019
  • review rating 5  I'm having a hard time with this because, I can't say enough good things about this office! Dr. Jacobsen is an amazing surgeon. He is always available, for any questions or concern. His staff go way beyond any other office I have seen. They are more than helpful with insurance, appointments, or any issue or questions. The office is both beautiful, and comfy. Like I said can't say enough.

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  • review rating 5  My experience with Dr Jacobsen, MD has been a unbelievable first time experience for my procedure. He is a extremely skilled surgeon that that I would highly recommend. He is professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manners. Do not hesitate to set up a free consultation, your will never regret it. Jim K. 4/15/18

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    4/17/2018
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and his entire office staff was a great experience for me. I was referred to his office after my MOHS procedure that left my face in worse shape than I had hoped for. It was a drive across town for me and it was well worth it. I was concerned about the state of the open wound on my face and desired the best outcome possible, I was worried. From the moment I stepped into his office I felt at ease. Several things impressed me with Dr. Jacobsen and his office staff. First and foremost was the ease of communication both directly in office and submitting documents and photos via his website and/or email. The ability to reach out to and get a response from the doctor 24/7 is so nice. Each person I spoke to was helpful and was mindful and sensitive to my needs. Dr. Jacobsen was great, he was very personable, very easy to talk to you, he answered all my questions, and was confident in his skill. I truly felt it was a blessing to be referred to and treated by Dr. Jacobsen. Lastly, Dr. Jacobsen's office is beautifully designed and decorated and includes WIFI, these little things all help with setting the right environment. I left Dr. Jacobsen office in far better shape than when I arrived. His many years of experience is evident in his work.

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    7/30/2018
  • review rating 5  Dr. J and his entire staff are the BEST! He was personally so responsive to a weekend email about my son's accident that resulted in a cut on his chin. Dr. J and his staff made sure to fit my son in to see Dr. J immediately. We have confidence that my son's wound will heal well after receiving care from Dr. J. Thank you Dr. J!

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    4/06/2019
  • review rating 5  He is the best doctor I am so so happy with my tummy tuck thank you DR William m .Jacobson

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    2/12/2019
  • review rating 5  I had skin cancer removed from my forehead for the first time and my dermatologist's office scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jacobsen on my behalf. Not only was the staff accommodating but they actually got another patient to reschedule so that they could fit me in to close up the (rather large!) wound. I still had no idea what was going on, what everything was going to look like, how much it was going to cost, etc and I was under a considerable amount of stress. Every staff member I interacted with put me more and more at ease; they're more worried about you as a person than they are about you as a payment. Dr. Jacobsen is very kind and so concerned about the wellbeing and comfort of his patients. I was in very good hands. I am now going through round two and I am back in his hands -- and couldn't feel more secure. The pictures shared are from my first procedure -- about 2 weeks apart. The scar has disappeared even more and is nearly unnoticeable even without a light layer of makeup (as in the after photo)

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    6/15/2018
  • review rating 5  I think he’s a wonderful surgeon and extreme talent. I can in for a bilateral breast augmentation after having breast fed my 2 sons. What he did to my body and self esteem is immaculate. I’m so happy with his hand I work. I had almost NO bruising at all and they gave the the perfect amount of pain medicine to get me though and still functioning. I gave him a 5 star rating because of his skills and professionalism. How ever if you don’t come stacked with your own questions and concerns he can’t do anything for you. He’s a surgeon who knows all this stuff but not exactly the fountain of information. He will litterly only tell you and give you what you ask for. Don’t make him guess or try to let him lead the conversation when it comes to concerns and post up care. Make a list of questions and stick with it. He will answer them all perfectly. It’d help to do your research and bring your own pictures with a ‘cc’ in mind. HE WILL GIVE YOU WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR!❤️

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    3/24/2019
  • review rating 5  Hi Dr. J ., Tracy, Ashley, Kimberly and Susan- I came back to your surgical practice as I was very pleased with previous results. I find again a very caring atmosphere and staff and I am excitedly anticipating future results of your excellent technical expertise. Waiting to hear from you regarding the rest of the repair work yet to be done. Happy New Year and Happy Blessings to all of you! Thanks so much, Lisa Bishop

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    1/06/2018
  • review rating 5  Great experience with Dr Jacobsen. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift with implant exchange and I am very happy with the results. Dr. J came to the hospital the night after I had the surgery to check on me. Very impressed. Dr J did a wonderful job and I will highly recommend him. "High Class" Doctor and office as well. Thank you. (01/10/19)

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    1/11/2019

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Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2525 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
Fax: 602.279.1701
info@drjsoffice.com

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