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The ColonoscopyAssist program provides colonoscopy procedures at select facilities at an affordable all-inclusive rate. The cost of the colonoscopy is dependent on the facility selected and is priced at either $1075, $1175 or $1275.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive a discounted Colonoscopy?
To be eligible for the our discounted rate for a colonoscopy you must :
1) be indicated for a colonoscopy
2) pay for the entire procedure out of pocket
3) not be a member of state or federally funded benefit plans (such as Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare), even if you elect to go outside of the benefit as an uninsured (cash-paying) patient
The program does not have any residency, income or immigration limitations at this time.
Certain limitations do apply if you intend to apply for financial assistance.
Where can I have the colonoscopy procedure done?
ColonoscopyAssist offers the procedure at select participating healthcare facilities across the nation. At this time, colonoscopies are available for the fixed all-inclusive rates in most metropolitan cities in the country. You can look up the closest participating provider using the links below.
What does our colonoscopy flat rate include?
Our flat rate is an all-inclusive rate. It includes all costs related to the procedure and there are no hidden charges. The price includes:
1) Physician fees
2) Facility or Hospital fees
3) Sedation or Anesthesia costs
4) Removal of polyps and taking of biopsies
5) Pathology Cost (Pathologist and Laboratory fees)
Note: Our fee includes the removal and pathology lab fees for an unlimited number of polyps and biopsies.
This is important, as normally colonoscopy costs stated do not include pathology lab fees.
What does our colonoscopy flat rate not include?
Consultations are usually not needed for healthy patients going through the program. Patients can request a consult if they prefer for a discounted rate of approx $125.
- Prep Medicine:
The cost of bowel prep medicine is not included in the flat rate. You may apply for financial assistance for help with this cost.
- Follow Up Care:
Our rate only covers the colonoscopy procedure and does not cover any treatment before or after the colonoscopy.
- Reference Pathology and Genetic Testing:
When a cancerous mass is found, a second round of lab testing may be performed where additional stains, immunochemistry and genetic testing are completed to determine a treatment plan. This additional testing is not part of the colonoscopy and is not covered in our flat rate even if the specimen tested was collected during the colonoscopy.
Does the rate change if I have polyps or biopsies?
No it does not. Finding polyps is integral to preventing cancer and we support the philosophy of finding, removing and testing as many polyps as possible. All polyps are sent to a lab for testing and our all-inclusive flat rate includes polyp removal and pathology for any number of polyps or biopsies without restriction. This means that 2, 3 or even 12 polyps could be found and you would not be responsible for any extra cost.
Typically, the cost of pathology is significant. As a self-pay patient, pathology from just 4 specimens could cost just as much than the procedure.
Does the program schedule screening and diagnostic colonoscopy?
The program schedules both screening and diagnostic colonoscopy. There is no difference in cost.
How do I schedule a colonoscopy?
You can schedule an appointment using our Schedule Appointment page.
How long does it take to be scheduled? When can I expect my appointment?
Scheduling through the program is the same as scheduling at most gastroenterologist offices. Most patients are able to complete their procedure within 2 weeks of submitting their scheduling forms.
What are the payment terms?
Payments are due after an appointment is scheduled and can be made with credit card, check, money order or HSA card.
Patients can apply for financial assistance if they need help with paying for their procedure.
» See complete terms & conditions.
Do you schedule Upper Endoscopy procedures?
Yes. An Upper Endoscopy can be scheduled at a subsidized rate at the same time as a colonoscopy. The cost of an Upper GI Endoscopy is between $820 and $1175.
Just select the procedure in your scheduling forms.
Will I get my procedure reports and results?
Yes. Just like any other medical service, you will receive a detailed report from the physician office after your colonoscopy. A copy of your report can be sent to your primary physician if requested.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for my colonoscopy?
Yes. You will receive a receipt from our program that should be used when filing Form 8889 with your taxes. We recommend using your HSA or FSA accounts to pay for your colonoscopy.
How much does a colonoscopy cost on average?
Prices for colonoscopies vary greatly depending on your location and provider. Typically, a colonoscopy will result in the patient being billed by 4 different entities. A patient should expect bills from the physician office, surgery center or hospital, anesthesia group and pathology group.
Without insurance, a patient should on average expect to pay over $2500 for a colonoscopy. This amount greatly increases if multiple polyps are found. A considerable savings can be achieved through ColonoscopyAssist.
Did you know?
- 1 in 19 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer.
- Colon Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of deaths in the US
- Colon Cancer is completely avoidable with regular screening
Did you know?
Pathology is sometimes the most expensive part of a Colonoscopy. Polyps and biopsies are routinely sent to a pathology lab for testing resulting in hefty bills after the procedure.
The ColonoscopyAssist Program includes pathology costs in its flat all inclusive rate.