YOU’VE ASKED — WE’RE ANSWERING!
Q: Do I have to be referred by my doctor?
A: Although it is always a good idea to consult your healthcare
provider on health questions, you do not need a referral to be
seen by Dr. Nellestein at the Nellestein Vein Institute. The NVI has
treated multiple patients from local and surrounding hospitals and
doctors’ offices and has a great working relationship with those
same providers. Additionally, according to the Affordable Care Act,
you have the right to see whatever doctor you choose.
Q: Is Dr. Nellestein on my insurance plan?
A: Dr. Nellestein and the Nellestein Vein Institute have contracts
with all major insurance carriers, and we accept all insurance plans.
If we accept your insurance and are listed as a provider with your
insurance company, you can have care here and it will be covered.
Q: How much will my treatments cost?
A: This all depends on your insurance plan, deductibles and out
of pocket maximums. To make this very easy for the patient,
Nellestein Vein Institute provides every patient with the billing
codes for every procedure we are planning on performing — before
we do any procedures. Then we advise patients to call their
insurance company with the codes and ask the insurance company
how much they will pay and how much the patient must pay.
The degree of transparency offered by NVI is unequaled and unrivaled.
Nellestein Vein Institute
1341 Village Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64506