Stem Cell Q&A: Is Stem Cell Treatment Covered by my Insurance?
With any medical treatment, there’s always the question of whether your insurance company covers the procedure. Insurance policies will not cover treatments they consider experimental. By experimental, they mean procedures or treatments that raise concerns over harmful effects and/or unproven benefits. Insurance companies consider most instances of stem cell therapy to be experimental and will not cover the costs.
In the early days of stem cell research, there were a lot of concerns over stem cell therapies and the possible effects on cancer or other disorders. These assertions have since been proven to be extremely inaccurate. Countless studies have examined the effects of injecting platelet-rich plasma and stem cells into ideal candidates for a number of years with no harmful results.
While Insurance companies generally do not pay for stem cell treatments, they may pay for your consultation with the doctor and other associated costs that are incurred during the procedure. Patients treated at the Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine facility in Edina, Minn. will get a full and transparent accounting of all costs and what is expected in payment before any stem cell or regenerative medicine treatment.
About Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine
Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine leads the industry in the Minneapolis and Upper Midwest areas in resolving chronic pain through stem cell treatments. Medical Director Dr. Constantin Starchook has two decades of experience as an anesthesiologist in the Twin Cities and has been on the forefront of regenerative medicine for years.
If you’re tired of dealing with chronic aches and pains, think twice before getting a risky surgery that could lead to more pain. No one should have to deal with the stress of considering an invasive surgery to treat pain that could be remedied with stem cell treatments.. Contact us today for a minimally invasive alternative to surgery to treat your chronic pain.