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Here is some general information as well as a listing of insurance plans that we accept at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center.

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There is often a great deal of confusion regarding the protocols required by managed care companies for services provided. Unlike most traditional or indemnity insurance plans, managed care companies require a referral for a visit to the physician’s office and, additionally, pre-certification for a procedure that you may require. Some insurance companies provide the patient with a written referral for his/her visit and others simply give the patient a referral number. A referral does not provide a patient with the necessary approval to undergo a procedure; it simply means you have permission to visit a specialist for consultation and/or an office visit. It may be necessary to obtain authorization each and every time you visit this office. This rule varies depending on your insurance carrier.

Most of the procedures performed in our New York City office require pre-certification. This means at the time of your consultation visit, you may have to return at another day or time for the recommended procedure when proper certification is obtained. Authorization and pre-certification varies from company to company. In many cases, pre-certification can be obtained by simply calling the insurance company. Some insurance companies, however, require written documentation for a procedure for review by a specialist, medical director, clerk or panel of varied professional and non-professional people. This can sometimes take one or two weeks. We are often asked to submit photographs and the number of treatments determined; once again the pre-certification is delayed. Our billing staff is experienced and well-trained in obtaining pre-certification and authorization. Please keep in mind that this process is time-consuming. It is often helpful for the patient to call his/her insurance company to help speed up the process.

Roy Geronemus, MD

Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Agewell NY
Cigna: PPO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, Blue Access, HealthPlus Gatekeeper X, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus

HIP: Prime, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime, Medicare VIP BoldGHI (PPO)

Humana: ChoiceCare PPO
Medicare
Multiplan/PHCS
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, NYU Top Tier
WTC Health Program

Robert Anolik, MD

1199 SEIU Benefit Fund
Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, Blue Priority EPO, Prism EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, Blue Access, HealthPlus Gatekeeper X, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
HIP: Prime, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime, Medicare VIP Bold
Humana: ChoiceCare PPO, National POS Open Access
Medicare
Multiplan/PHCS
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, NYU Top Tier, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPOU
WTC Health Program
GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP
 
 
 

Cindy Bae, MD

1199 SEIU Benefit Fund
Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, Blue Access, HealthPlus Gatekeeper X, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
HIP: Prime, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime, Medicare VIP Bold
Medicare
Multiplan/PHCS
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, NYU Top Tier, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO
WTC Health Plan

GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP

 
 
 

Roy Seidenberg, MD

Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Agewell NY
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, Blue Access, HealthPlus Gatekeeper X, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
HIP: Prime, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime, Medicare VIP Bold
Humana: ChoiceCare PPO, Medicare PPO, Medicare Gold Plus HMO
Medicare
Multiplan/PHCS
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, NYU Top Tier

WTC Health Program

 

 

Leonard Bernstein, MD

Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Agewell NY
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP
Humana: ChoiceCare PPO, National POS Open Access, Choice POS
Medicare
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
PHCS
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), AARP Medicare Advantage Mosaic Choice PPO, Group Medicare Advantage PPO

WTC Health Program

 

Jessica Krant, MD

1199 SEIU Benefit Fund
Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, Blue Priority EPO, Prism EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
Medicare
Oxford: Freedom, Metro
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, Charter, Compass, Core, Navigate, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO

 

Ron Shelton, MD

Medicare

 

Elliot Weiss, MD

1199 SEIU Benefit Fund
Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Agewell NY
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus

 

Galaxy
HIP: Prime, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime
Humana: ChoiceCare PPO
Island Group Administrators
Medicare

Multiplan/PHCS

Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO

GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP

 
 

 

Lloyd Hoffman, MD

Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP
HIP: Prime, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime, Medicare VIP Bold
Medicare
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty
PHCS
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO

WTC Health Program

 

Ariel Abraham, MD

Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, Blue Priority EPO, Prism EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, Blue Access
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO/EPO/POS/HMO
GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP
Magnacare
Medicare
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty, Metro
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, Charter, Compass, Core, Navigate, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO
WTC Health Program

Blair Murphy-Rose, MD

1199 SEIU Benefit Fund
Aetna: PPO, Choice POS II, Open Access Elect Choice, Open Access Managed Choice, HMO, Medicare HMO, Medicare PPO
Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO, MediBlue HMO, MediBlue PPO, NYC Medicare Advantage Plus
Galaxy
HIP: Prime, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime, Medicare VIP Bold
Humana: ChoiceCare PPO
Island Group Administrators
Magnacare
Medicare
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty

PHCS

 

The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, Charter, Core, Navigate, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO
WTC Health Program

 

Stelios Wilson, MD

Cigna: PPO, Open Access Plus, POS, HMO
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO, NY EPO, NY POS, NY Direct HMO
Medicare
Oxford: Freedom, Liberty, Metros
The Empire Plan
United Healthcare: PPO, Choice Plus, Choice, Select Plus PPO/POS, Charter, Core, Navigate, HMO, AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (Plans 1/2/Patriot/Prime), Group Medicare Advantage PPO, Medicare Advantage Choice Regional PPO (Plans 1/2/4)
WTC Health Program
GHI: PPO, City of New York CBP
 
 

 

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