Dr. Yamaoka‘s treatment coordinators deal with many different insurance companies and some companies offer many different dental plans. These companies can change benefits, co-pays and deductibles many times throughout the year. We do our best to provide you with accurate coverage estimates based on the information available to us. At times, it is almost impossible to accurately estimate a patient’s insurance co-payment. Many insurance companies will not give re-imbursement until the treatment is completed. Due to the Privacy of Information Act, most insurance companies do not allow the dentist to deal directly with them. Dealing with these companies can be difficult and time consuming. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is important that all information about you and your insurance is current.
We will gladly file a claim on your behalf or you may wish to submit the claim yourself. In instances where secondary benefactor coverage applies, we ask that our patients submit this on their own to receive compensation as soon as possible. We will help you with this paperwork.
British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP)
Unfortunately, dental procedures are not covered under the British Columbia health care system.