Message to Patients
Welcome to NYU Langone Medical Center. We in the Department of Anesthesiology wish to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
During your surgery, you will be given medication to enable the surgeon to operate. Your anesthesiologist is a faculty member in the Department of Anesthesiology at NYU School of Medicine, on the staff at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center and a member of NYU Anesthesia Associates.
NYU Anesthesia Associates is participating in Medicare, Medicaid and some managed care plans. If you are covered through managed care insurance, we recommend that you contact our billing company, McKesson, toll-free at (877) 675-5174, prior to surgery, to determine if we are participating in your insurance plan. In cases where NYU Anesthesia Associates does not participate in your insurance plan, but Tisch Hospital and your surgeon do participate, we have found that many insurers will still cover the anesthesiologist’s bill in full.
We recommend you contact your insurance company regarding their coverage for anesthesia, prior to your service being rendered. You will be liable for the amount your insurance carrier has determined to be your responsibility, whether or not we participate with them. These amounts may be your co-insurance, deductible or co-pay amounts.
Prior to your surgery, your surgeon might request a consult with Pre-Admission Testing. After your operation, another anesthesiologist or Nurse Practitioner may visit you to manage any discomfort you might be experiencing. You may receive bills for these services also.
We would like your visit to Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, to be as positive an experience as possible and are hopeful that we can contribute to helping you.