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  Thanks Dr. Jacobsen and staff. Warming atmosphere friendly informative and caring doctor. This was my first visit and doctor took the time to explain and answer my questions. Nothing was rushed. Staff greeted me nicely with smiles and patience. It took me courage to show up since I’m nervous about having a surgery to begin with. They helped me feel welcomed and relaxed. Thank goodness their office portal was working so no double work to provide my medical information and resigning papers.

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    1/25/2020
  • review rating 5  I had many complications with my body healing from surgery, and Dr. Jacobsen demonstrated patience, resourcefulness, vigilance, and compassion. Here are a few specific things he did to help with my healing: he had me email him twice a day with pictures of my incisions so he could monitor, provide feedback and directions, and adjust his care for me as needed; he was always quick to respond to my emails and questions; he met me in his office on a Saturday during a holiday weekend to care for me during an important time in my healing; he provided regular and specific directions to my husband as he cared for me at home with the complications. His compassion and reassuring nature were valued as I put my confidence in his expertise to help me through this difficult time. I appreciate him greatly and give him the highest rating with no hesitations. His staff were also extremely helpful. Don't be bothered about calling the office and leaving a message (when someone doesn't answer) or emailing the office; they are very quick to respond with a phone call or email and this is part of their daily business routines, which allows them to care for their patients in person AND to those reaching out to them for miscellaneous reasons. This was different at first for me but I quickly adjusted, understanding their reasons and seeing their quick responses to me. The staff also worked seamlessly with my insurance company, a medical equipment company who came to my home three times a week to monitor and help with the healing process, and with the needed paperwork for my employment. I was always treated with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and excellent care.

    thumb D Robinson
    1/21/2020
  • review rating 5  I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. J to anyone in need of a Plastic Surgeon! I had a breast augmentation and everything from the initial contact to pre operation, to the VERY successful surgury, to post operation and very caring recovering...it was all such a positive experience. The staff and Dr. J himself were so helpful and answered all of my questions promptly, putting me at ease. Even 10 days after my Surgery when I had concerns, Dr. J responded to my email quickly, even though it was on a holiday. Choose Dr. J for you plastic surgery needs. You will NOT be sorry!

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    1/01/2020
  • review rating 5  Dr. J is the Bomb! My story is long and my healing is still in the works, but without Dr. Jacobsen, I would still be far from being "hole" again, literally. 8 surgeries in 6 months, 4 before I even met Dr.J, and his A-mazing staff! A new year is starting and so is my new life! He is patient, caring, and his surgical expertise, healed a giant chest wound, that refused to heal. Thank you for helping me get my life back! You will always be in my heart.. and in and around, and under my skin that protects my miraculously beating heart. Thank you Dr. Jacobsen, and the many doctors, nurses, caring people, who have touched my life during the last 7 months!

    thumb Lynn Cannon
    12/27/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and Staff are first-class. Great surgeon. Caring and competent. Goes above and beyond in caring for his patients. You won't find a better doctor. The staff is friendly and professional. This group of people are top-notch.

    thumb Janae Shoup
    12/02/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and the entire staff are amazing! My 44 year old breast implants had been rupture for probably years without me knowing and an MRI confirmed. After consulting with four other surgeons, I chose Dr. Jacobsen because he is so kind and two of my friends were very happy with outcomes of their surgeries. My plan was to have the implants removed, a lift, and absolutely no new implants! Well, two days before my surgery my husband and friends convinced me that I would not be happy with my appearance. I caved and elected to have an implant exchange. My final words to Dr. Jacobsen were to make sure I wasn’t too large! Dr. Jacobsen delivered and I have smaller and higher breast that change my entire profile. The final result is amazing!! Dr. Jacobsen and his lovely staff have been professional, caring, patient, and an absolute joy to work with:)

    thumb Anne McPherson
    11/17/2019
  • review rating 5  My wife recently had cosmetic surgery by Dr. Jacobsen (Dr. J as he is known). Several other physicians we know recommended him. He is very compassionate and caring and has a very easy to navigate website that very educational regarding his services and pricing. The experience was very positive and she and I are very satisfied with the outcome at this early two week post surgery date. He does his surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Outpatient Surgery Center in Phoenix and it is obvious that the nursing and other staff there hold Dr. J in high regard. He is a humble man who really wants to learn how he can help you. There are posters and awards on display in his office that indicate he is well respected in the greater Phoenix area. His office staff are very thorough and quick to respond to emailed questions.

    thumb Eben Fetters
    11/10/2019
  • review rating 5  I went to Dr. Jacobsen a few weeks ago for surgery on a keloid scar I had on my chest that was ugly and slightly painful. He removed that awful scar and it looks great now, it’s only a few weeks but I can already see a huge difference in the healing process. The procedure was also painless and he was great!

    thumb Stephanie Collins
    10/31/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen did a great job on my breast augmentation, they came out exactly how I wanted! The ladies in the office are also wonderful and knowledgeable, especially Ashley!

    thumb Kaity Powell
    10/01/2019
  • review rating 5  Recently had surgery with Dr. J and I can not express my gratitude. The office staff is so kind and caring, paying very close attention to each patient, and incredibly considerate. Lovely and comfortable waiting area and very short wait times to be seen. I highly recommend Dr. J!

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    9/09/2019

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Dr J and his staff are committed to providing you with exceptional and compassionate care. On behalf of our entire team, we invite you to request a consultation to talk to Dr J about your goals, expectations and aspirations. We can’t wait to find out how our 20-plus years of experience in cosmetic and functional plastic surgery can help change your life, and make you a happier, healthier person.

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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