No. The Nebraska Spine Center does not require referrals!
You may make an appointment request online or call our front desk (402.496.0404).
Yes. Typically, patients are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time to fill out these new patient forms.
This medical history form helps the doctor understand your symptoms more completely.
There will be more information on these are our patient portal evolves in the new website! Check back for details.
Bring the completed forms with you to your appointment.
This procedure will change when our new online patient portal becomes active. Check back for details.
Nebraska Spine Center is a healthcare provider for many insurance plans. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine if we participate in your plan.
If your spine care is covered by insurance, you will need to give us the name of your insurance company and your insurance ID card so we can make a copy of it for our files.
Our billing department will assist you in filling out your health insurance claims, at no charge. Questions about insurance coverage can be discussed with our billing department.
If you have a change in your insurance coverage, or more than one health insurance policy, and want claims filed with both companies, please let us know.
There is a nominal charge for other types of forms and requests for duplicate x-rays. These charges are to be paid in advance of the service.
Check with the doctor that referred you to our office. That doctor may have a suggestion of who to see. Also, many insurance companies offer websites where you can see a list of the doctors in your provider network.
NSC also provides financial and insurance claim counseling to assist you with your medical claims.
Yes. If you do not have X-rays with you at the time of your appointment, they will need to be taken again. This will add to the cost of your visit.
We need only spine-related films.
We often receive knee, hip, or shoulder X-rays, but we do not treat those areas.
A CD is preferred, although you can bring either.
Check your insurance card. Co-pays are always due at the time of appointment.
It is necessary to complete testing and treatment options to determine if you need surgery.
Insurance companies are usually unwilling to pay for surgery unless you have had proper testing (e.g., CT, MRI, EMG) or treatment (e.g., Physical Therapy, injections, etc.).
These tests and treatments may be done to determine if surgery is appropriate.
Smoking dehydrates the discs and decreases bone fusion rates (bone healing).
Smoking increases the recovery time, or causes the bones not to fuse at all, resulting in an unsuccessful surgery.
Many doctors will not operate until a nicotine test has proven that the patient is no longer smoking.
If you are overweight extra stress is added to the spine. If you were to have surgery while overweight, it might be unsuccessful.
The stress of the weight works against the correction. It can cause complications and the need for more surgery.
To refill your prescription medication, call your pharmacy. If necessary, the pharmacist will contact our office for authorization.
Please remember that no prescription authorizations will be processed after noon on Fridays and the office requires 24 hour notice to process refills.