Dear Valued Patient,
The Dermatology and Laser Institute of Colorado's practice has moved to an innovative yet traditional way of practicing medicine called Direct Pay. I no longer participate with Medicare or any health insurance plan. Instead, my practice has a reasonable, simple, and transparent fee schedule, which is posted on my website. I have removed the increasing burden and cost of dealing with the government and insurance companies. I will work for you and only you.
My passion is to practice patient-centered, state-of-the-art dermatology. My goal is to provide outstanding value to you, my patient. By eliminating the middleman, I can provide more personalized and cost-efficient care. You will be treated as an individual, not a number. Less time and resources spent worrying about restrictive government and insurance rules means increased access and availability for you.
I ask that you make payment, in full, at the time of service. My reasonable fees allow the majority of you to afford care at my office without using your insurance. If you have a high deductible or no insurance, you will likely find that my fees are significantly less than what you are currently paying out of pocket! There is no hidden or surprise fees. This is not a concierge practice where you will be charged an up-front fee to be a member of my practice. If you have out-of-network benefits, we will be able to provide you with the necessary information so you can submit an insurance claim for possible reimbursement. Unfortunately, if you have Medicare, you cannot be reimbursed for any of my medical services.
Richard J. Ort, M.D.