Dr. Merola does not participate with any HMO products and is entirely out of Network on all commercial health plans.
Dr. Merola has surgical and admitting privileges at the following Hospitals:
Mount Sinai Hospital Health System
New York Weill Cornell Lower Manhattan Hospital
New York Methodist
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Each hospital can be individually contacted to asses your network provider benefits for individual hospital services as well as laboratory, anesthesia and pathology.
Dr. Merola and his staff are also available to personally answer all of your questions regarding billing and health plan coverage as it pertains to Dr. Merola's care.
Dr Merola works with other Board Certified Fellowship trained spine surgeons who's provider information is available upon request.
Appointments Please call the office to make an appointment in advance. If you're unable
to keep your appointment, please call us as far in advance as possible so we
may use that time to see another patient in need of care. We make a sincere
effort to adhere to our appointment schedule and appreciate your patience if
we are late due to emergencies or hospital surgery.
Fees & Payments We make every effort to decrease the cost of your medical care. Therefore,
we request payment arrangements for all office services at the time they are
rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. At this time Dr. Merola does not accept credit cards, however, we do accept cash or checks. If we are a participating
provider of your insurance company, we'll bill them. However, payment is the
patient's responsibility. We'll help in any way we can to assist you in handling
Prescriptions & Renewals Please request all prescriptions and authorizations for renewals between 8:30am
- 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, when our full records are available. Renewals requested
at other times will be filled only for extreme or emergent circumstances.