Generally, your first appointment with the electrophysiologist will involve an evaluation that takes into account your medical history, current complaints, and an examination of the injured area. On occasion, X-rays are required and can be taken the same day. In some cases, other tests will be recommended. Once authorized, these can be scheduled for a later date.
Any relevant medical information, including diagnostic reports and images, will help us better evaluate your condition. If you have these available on a CD, please bring it with you to your first visit. Additionally, please bring the following:
- Insurance card
- Photo ID
- Outside medical records
- All imaging on CD with written reports
- Outside slides with pathology reports
- Referring physician contact information
- Primary care provider contact information
- Pharmacy contact information
Insurance policies differ from patient to patient, and coverage will depend on both the procedure and a patient’s individual policy. The electrophysiologist’s office will always obtain authorization in advance of any surgical procedure; however, we advise that you speak with your insurance representative to discuss patient responsibility, co-pays, and other important coverage details.
If there will be any changes to your insurance coverage before or near your date of surgery, please notify us immediately. Authorization, which can take time, may need to be obtained from your new insurance company. Failure to inform us of these changes could result in a cancellation or postponement of your surgery.