Patient Billing & Fees

BAY AREA ANESTHESIA/BAY AREA ANESTHESIA Resources, the dental anesthesia practice of Dr. Thomas E. Lenhart, offers you a simple payment structure. We require a minimum non-refundable deposit of $500 for children and $750 for adults prior to the date of the procedure. Prior to scheduling your anesthesia appointment, your patient paperwork including the financial agreement must be signed and accompany with the deposit. This deposit covers the cost of medications, equipment, the setup and breakdown of the anesthesia treatment room, and the cost of the administration requirements required to coordinate your appointment between the anesthesiologist and dentist offices. We accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, CareCredit), Cashier’s Check, Money Order and/or cash. No checks accepted. (It is important for you to be informed that in order for us to ensure you and/or your child’s greatest safety that failure to comply with eating and/or drinking instructions will result in the cancellation of the appointment and the forfeiture of your deposit.)

On the day of your anesthestic, payment for anesthesia services are due in full. The cost of the anesthesia is determined as follows: Children: The first 30 minutes is billed at $600 and each additional 15 minutes is billed at $100. Adults: The first 30 minutes is $750 and each additional 15 minutes is billed at $125. Your anesthetic time is defined as the point in time when the anesthesiologist begins his exam and/or administers medication through the first 30 minutes of recovery. If the anesthesia time exceeds the estimate, the patient/parent/guardian will be responsible for the additional fee. If the anesthesia time is less than the estimated time, the patient/parent/guardian will be charged based on the actual anesthesia time.

Example

  • Child:  For 1 Hour 30 minutes of anesthesia = $600 (first 30 minutes) + $400 (the additional 60 minutes) = $1000 is the total charge.
  • Adult:  For 1 Hour 30 minutes of anesthesia = $750 (first 30 minutes) + $500 (the additional 60 minutes) = $1250 is the total charge.

Insurance Information

It is important that reimbursement for the anesthesia fee by dental and/or medical programs NOT be assumed. Please check with your dental and/or medical insurance company representative as to the benefits included. BAY AREA ANESTHESIA, Dr Thomas E. Lenhart, does not bill insurance carriers directly, nor do we accept Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE. We are happy to assist patients in obtaining the maximum reimbursement allowed by their insurance carrier, if applicable. Dr. Thomas E Lenhart will be delighted to provide you with an “Anesthesia Statement of Services Form” at the end of your appointment that you can submit to your insurance company.