New England Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Albany, NY

New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center is committed to providing a competent, and efficient team of registered nurses and physicians with the primary focus being the health care needs of the patients.

Within the building of New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center is located a free standing ambulatory surgery center under the direction of Edwin F. Williams III M.D. F.A.C.S. and a nursing staff specifically trained in plastic surgery. The surgery center is composed of a preoperative area, two fully equipped operating rooms and recovery room to offer the patient comfort and safety.

Regulatory Agencies: New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center has been approved by the New York State Department of Health and is accredited by AAAHC. The facility complies with all the strict guidelines and standards mandated by the federal government for operating rooms.

Anesthesia: Procedures are performed using safe and reliable anesthesia. A highly trained Board Certified Anesthesia Provider monitors you throughout the entire procedure.

Before Surgery: Once you have made the decision to have plastic surgery you will speak to our patient care coordinator to arrange for a convenient time to schedule a pre-operative visit approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your schedule date of surgery. During this visit you will receive clear instructions on what to do and how to care for yourself after surgery. It will be determined at this time if it is necessary to schedule any pre-operative lab tests. Two – three days prior to your surgery, the surgery center will call you with a specific arrival time.

During Surgery: The nursing staff, specializing in plastic surgery is made up of registered nurses and operating room technicians whose main focus is patient care.

Recovery: You will be monitored in the recovery room by a highly qualified registered nurse, The approximate time spent in the recovery room varies depending upon the procedure and each individual. You will be able to return home following your surgery. For your safety you will need a competent adult to stay with you the first night after surgery. If you don’t have someone to stay with you a member of the staff at NELCSC can arrange to stay with you.

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Our Surgical Center

New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center is committed to providing a competent, and efficient team of registered nurses and physicians with the primary focus being the health care needs of the patients.

Within the building of New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center is located a free standing ambulatory surgery center under the direction of Edwin F. Williams III M.D. F.A.C.S. and a nursing staff specifically trained in facial plastic surgery. The surgery center is composed of a pre-operative area, two fully equipped operating rooms and recovery room to offer the patient comfort and safety.

Regulatory Agencies: New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center has been approved by the New York State Department of Health and is accredited by AAAHC. The facility complies with all the strict guidelines and standards mandated for operating rooms.

Anesthesia: Procedures are performed using safe and reliable anesthesia.   A highly trained Anesthesiologist / CRNA Provider monitors you throughout the entire procedure/procedures. The anesthesia used for facial cosmetic surgery does not have the common side effects that are associated with general anesthesia.

Before Surgery: Once you have made the decision to have surgery you will speak to our patient care coordinator to arrange for a convenient time to schedule a pre-operative visit approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your schedule date of surgery. During this visit you will receive clear instructions on what to do and how to care for yourself after surgery. It will be determined at this time if it is necessary to schedule any pre-operative lab tests. Two – three days prior to your surgery, the surgery center will call you with a specific arrival time.

During Surgery: You have the undivided attention of your surgeon and a Anesthesiologist / CRNA Provider. The operating room staff, specializing in facial and body plastic surgery, includes registered nurses and operating room technicians whose main focus is patient care.

Recovery: You will be monitored in the recovery room by a highly qualified registered nurse, The approximate time spent in the recovery room varies depending upon the procedure and each individual. You will be able to return home following your surgery. For your safety you will need a,competent adult to stay with you the first night after surgery. If you don’t have someone to stay with you a member of the staff at NELCSC can arrange to stay with you.

In compliance with New York State we have disclosed the following information.

Billing Information

We support price transparency. For our patients to understand their potential financial liability for outpatient surgery services, we are making our charges available to patients. Outpatient charges vary based on the type of care provided. The price can differ from patient to patient for the same services. The price will be different for complications or different treatment for the patient’s personal health condition. For a price estimate, please submit your request via email to shannons@williamsfacialsurgery.com.

Standard Outpatient Surgery Charges

Please see the following list of standard outpatient surgery charges. These charges do not include charges for services provided by physicians or advanced practitioners (ex. Anesthesiologists, attending physicians, pathologists, surgeons, etc.)

CPT
Description
Charge
14000
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$1,600
14020
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$1,600
14040
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$1,600
14060
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$1,600
15823
Revision of Upper Eyelid
$1,600
19318
Reduction of Large Breast
$4,200
20680
Removal of Support Implant
$1,600
21320
Treatment of Nose Fracture
$1,800
28285
Repair of Hammertoe
$1,600
28292
Correction of Bunion
$2,700
30465
Repair Nasal Stenosis
$4,100
30520
Repair of Nasal Septum
$1,800

 

It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive at the surgery center are not included with the facility charges. Physician’s bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the surgery center. You should check with the physician arranging your outpatient surgery services to determine which plans that physician participates in.

Standard Anesthesia Charges

Please see the following list of standard anesthesia charges.

CPT
Description
Charge for 1 Hour
14000
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$630
14020
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$630
14040
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$630
14060
Skin Tissue Rearrangement
$810
15823
Revision of Upper Eyelid
$810
19318
Reduction of Large Breast
$810
20680
Removal of Support Implant
$810
21320
Treatment of Nose Fracture
$810
28285
Repair of Hammertoe
$630
28292
Correction of Bunion
$630
30465
Repair Nasal Stenosis
$810
30520
Repair of Nasal Septum
$810

 

The following is a list of the Health Care Plans that NELCSC participates with:

MVP (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, NY State Individual and Small Group Marketplace)
Blue Cross (Empire)
Blue Cross Out of Area
BS NENY
BS Albany
CDPHP (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid)
Tricare
Empire Plan (UHC)
UHG (Commercial, Medicare)
Emblem (GHI)
GHI
Fidelis
Wellcare
Medicare
PHCS/Multiplan
Medicaid
Statewide

Contracted Physicians

NELCSC contracts with anesthesiologists, and pathologists for lab services.
Please see the following list of Health Care Plans that our Anesthesiologists participate with.

Aetna
MVP (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, NY State Individual and Small Group Marketplace)
Blue Cross (Empire)
Blue Cross Out of Area
BS NENY
BS Albany
CDPHP (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid)
Tricare
Empire Plan (UHC)
UHG (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid)
Emblem (GHI)
GHI
Fidelis
Wellcare
Medicare
PHCS/Multiplan
Medicaid
Statewide

For Lab Services please find the following contact information as well as a list of which Health Care Plans they participate in.

Albany Medical Ctr Hospital
PO Box 619
Albany, NY  12201
Telephone: 518-262-2483

Aetna Medicare Policy Starting with “ME” We do not par

Amerigroup Community Care must have pre-authorization

Beech Street Corp

Blue Shield of Northeastern New York / Healthnow

Capital District Physicians Health Plan / CDPHP

Group HMO/POS
Nongroup HMO PPO
Medicaid Select
Administrative Services Only (ASO)
Medicare Choice

Champus/Tricare

ChoiceCare Network (HUMANA)

CIGNA HMO & PPO

Correctional Medical Service (Alb. Co. Jail)

Empire Blue/Cross Blue Shield (United Healthcare Plan)

PPO
Indemnity POS
NYS Employees
HMO/CHP/FHP
EPO/POS
Indemnity

Empire Blue Cross (Wellpoint)

Medicare Advantage (MediBlue)

Empire Health Choice

Empire Plan

(this is not the United plan, it is the other Empire plan)
AMC is a Quest Net Laboratory and does participate

Excellus (Univera Healthcare)

RMSCO PRODUCT LINE ONLY

Fidelis

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

GHI

HMO Select
PPO
Comprehensive Benefit Network
CHP/FHP (HMO)
Network Access Program
Medicare (HMO/PPO)
Medicaid

Great West formerly One Health Plan of NY, Inc.

Independent Health

MagnaCare (Preferred Choice Management Systems, Inc.)

Martin’s Point Health Care (the US Family Health Plan at Martin’s Point)

Medicaid

Medicare

MediChoice

Mohawk Valley Physicians Health Plan, Inc. (MVP)

HMO
Medicaid Managed Care

Multiplan Inc.

North American Health Plans

Oxford – must have pre-authorization

POMCO GROUP INC.

Three Rivers Provider Network

Tricare

Today’s Options offered by American Progressive

Life and Health Insurance

United Healthcare of Upstate New York

Oxford UHC members must have pre-authorization
UHC Medicare must have pre-authorization
UHC Medicaid must have pre-authorization

United Healthcare / The Empire Plan

 

NYS Exchange Contracted Carriers

Blue Shield Northeastern New York (BSNENY)
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan Inc. (CDPHP)
Empire Blue Cross (Wellpoint)
Fidelis
Health Republic (Freelancers)
MVP Health Plan Inc.
Today’s Options (American Progressive Life & Health Insurance of New York)

Affiliated Hospital for Transfers:

Ellis Hospital
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY  12308
Telephone: (518) 243-3388

Anesthesia Providers:

Morag Bell, CRNA
Cilicia Bigler, CRNA
Meghan McCready, CRNA
Scott Wettig, CRNA
Michael Fitzpatrick, MD
1072 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY  12110
Telephone: (518) 783-0035

If we do not participate in the network of a patient’s or prospective patient’s health care plan the following disclosures will be made:

  • Prior to the provision of non-emergency services, inform the patient or prospective patient that the amount or estimated amount the patient will be billed for health care services is available upon request
  • Upon receipt of a patient or prospective patient’s request, the amount or the estimated amount (in writing) the patient will be billed for health care services, absent unforeseen medical circumstances that may arise when the health care services are provided. NOTE: An ASC needs only disclose a schedule of fees provided.

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