Dermatology Consultants at Newton-Wellesley is contracted with many insurance plans, and we will bill your insurance directly as a courtesy to you. To do this, we need you to bring your insurance card to every appointment.
Insurance plans that we ARE contracted with include, but are not limited to, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Tufts, NHP and United Healthcare. Insurance plans that we ARE NOT contracted with include, but are not limited to, Aetna, Cigna, Fallon, Guardian, Network Health Plan, and PHCS.
At the time of your appointment you will need to pay any co-pays and deductibles that your company requires.
If your insurance requires a referral for a specialist visit such as an HMO, it is your responsibility to call your Primary Care Physician to obtain one and have this faxed to our office before your appointment. A verbal “referral” from your physician recommending our practice is not an insurance referral. If you are unsure whether a referral is required for your visit, please call your insurance carrier’s customer service line. When you call your Primary Care Physician for the referral, you may need to provide this information: Dr. David Jones – NPI 1952339327 or Dr. Jessica Scanlon – NPI 1689833857, and our fax number (617) 527-6019.
Certain procedures are considered by insurance companies to be cosmetic or “not medically necessary”. These procedures will not be billed to insurance and need to be paid for separately at the time of the appointment. Examples of non-covered services include removal of skin tags, freezing of seborrheic keratoses (age spots); cautery of telangiectases (small blood vessels); and chemical peels for acne or photoaging.