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Why choose a neurosurgeon?

Neurosurgeons are trained as both brain and spine surgeons. They are the only physicians who surgically treat the brain and the entire spine; including the spinal cord and nerves.

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What are my options if I am experiencing financial hardship?
  If you are experiencing a financial hardship, please call the business office at 612-879-7190 to discuss your specific situation.  We cannot help you unless we hear from you.

Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd offers monthly payment plans, MedCredit financing and hardship discounts. 

If you cannot pay your portion of the medical bill in full, the business office will work with you.  If you do not have insurance or money to pay your bill, there may still be options available for you.

You will be asked to apply for Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care before you can qualify for our hardship program.  This is so we can conserve funds for people with no other source of payment for their medical bills.  Minnesotans in need of health care, nutrition assistance, child care assistance and emergency assistance can now apply online through ApplyMN, This new site allows Minnesotans for the first time to fill out a single application online for a majority of public assistance programs. 

To help determine if you qualify for a hardship discount, Neurosurgical Associates:
  • Uses income guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Considers all of your financial assets and family size; and
  • Requires you to provide the personal and financial information we as for. 
You will continue to receive a bill until we decide if you qualify for the program.

We are committed to helping you and your family receive the medical care you need regardless of your current financial situation.  We cannot help without hearing from you.  If you need special assistance, please let us know so we can help find a solution.

Uninsured Discount Program
For new patients who are uninsured, Neurosurgical Associates requires a down payment of $200.00 for consults.  Established patients will be required a pay a down payment of $100.00 for each visit.

Special circumstances (individual, case-by-case basis)
Special circumstances will be reviewed on an individual case by case basis.  In addition to the financial information provided, there may be circumstances where a patient experiencing a catastrophic event puts them in a devastating financial position whereby Neurosurgical Associates will determine how to best assist the patient in resolving balance owing.  Please contact the business office to discuss your options for Hardship Assistance.

MedCredit Financial Services
MedCredit Financial Services provides monthly payment plans to patients who can't afford to pay their medical bills.  Immediate financing approval for new accounts with NO CREDIT CHECK required.  They can consolidate all medical expenses from participating providers (any health care provider that offers MedCredit Financial service to patients) so that the patient only has one monthly payment.  Once they have a MedCredit Fiancial Services account established, patients can add on any additional medical expense for themselves and their family. 

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