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Cost of operation


I have to undergo a surgery on my arm. I should be released the same day from the hospital the surgery takes place.

I have some private medical insurance that in principle should cover the cost of the surgery 100%. However, I just learnt that I need to pay for the surgery upfront to the hospital before I can get refunded. The reason for this apparently being that I might get a not legally approved prosthesis.

I am afraid I am going to end up with a huge bill even if I get the majority refunded. Can anyone shed some light on what the cost would be approx? Also, if possible for the prosthesis.

Thanks in advance for all answers


Do you have mutuelle?
If you do, the hospital should have an agreement for upfront funding so you are billed the difference afterwards

If you have no mutuelle and your private insurance has no agreement with the hospital, find a hospital with agreement.

Aug 25, 2017 23:11

Ask your private insurer, anyone else is just guessing.

Aug 26, 2017 12:15

I agree ask your insurer what the cover will provide they will be happy to discuss what you're entitled to before hand I imagine. Here it's is the case that one usually can give an ID card and the mutuelle will take the brunt then outstanding bills are sent on to you to pay or ask the insurer.
You can seek a second opinion in a different hospital if you're worried that the first is asking something unreasonable,

Aug 29, 2017 12:25