What is a Skin Cancer Screening?
Your Krauss dermatologist has extensive training and experience in identifying potential problems. During a skin cancer screening, your dermatologist checks your skin. While skin cancer develops more often in sun-exposed areas, it can occur almost anywhere.
If your dermatologist sees anything of concern, they will take a biopsy, a small sample of the area. This biopsy goes to a specialized laboratory for examination and diagnosis. If they find anything of concern, your dermatologist will contact you to return for treatment.
How Much Does a Skin Cancer Screening Cost?
The cost of a skin cancer screening varies depending on what skin lesions are found and what other skin conditions are discussed and treated. The most important factor is whether you have health insurance and if you have a deductible. Our billing staff can help you understand what you can expect to pay if you call in advance prior to your appointment. However, you may also need to contact your insurance to find out about your plan’s copays, deductibles and other expenses.
You may also need to use an in-network dermatologist for your visit or require a referral by your primary care doctor. Make sure to ask your insurance company what the differences in cost will be if you choose to see an out-of-network dermatologist.
The cost of a skin cancer screening does not cover additional expenses if you need a biopsy and lab testing. You can also ask your insurance company how much coverage they provide for these treatments. Most insurance companies will cover these diagnostic tests, but you may have copays, deductibles or other costs.