- Contact both your health plan and the gastroenterology center to confirm that both the gastroenterologist and the facility where the procedure will be performed are in network.
- You will likely need anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. Ask if they will bill you separately for their services. If so, check to see if they are also in network.
- If any polyps or tissue samples are taken, they will be sent to a pathologist. Ask who provides the pathology services, if they will bill you separately and confirm their network status as well.
Important to note: A routine or screening colonoscopy is preventative care, and is usually covered with little or no charge to you. For a diagnostic colonoscopy you may have to pay regular deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance amounts.