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USA Treatment Cost?

Posted by SteveR on 9/24/01 at 10:29 (061408)

I've scanned these message boards looking for a general idea as to what everyone seems to think is a average treatment cost and still haven't come away with anything. Can anyone shed a little more light on this as it appears that some of us have gone to Canada and others are getting treatments here in the USA.

As I do not think my insurance will pay, this will be out of pocket for me, so I want to know that I am getting a 'FAIR' deal. Are most of you all here paying out of pocket or are you waiting for your insurance companies to pay-up?!

Thanks

Steve Ricard
Hartford, CT

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

BrianG on 9/24/01 at 10:50 (061415)

SteveR, if you go to the ESWT message board you can scroll down to 'least expensive ESWT treatments'. That will get you started. Use the search feature also.

BCG

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

Frank, P on 9/24/01 at 13:19 (061427)

Healthtronics (OssaTron) now has CPT codes for the procedure, this might help with insurance covering the cost for ESWT.

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/24/01 at 13:44 (061433)

Some of the questions that you will need to ask. Is the cost included all
treatments. What is the total cost and not just the doctor's fee. If done
in a surgical center what is the cost. Are follow up visits included.

You may need retreatments with ESWT. are they included.

If you want to compare our program you can e-mail us at heelhelp@bee.net
or footcare@home.com .

We will sent you an informational packet and answer any and all questions
you may have. I hope that this is helped to you. Talk to patients on this
web site and ask for their experience.

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/24/01 at 14:35 (061436)

Did you know if these codes are different that the temporary codes that
were just revised by the AMA.

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

BrianG on 9/24/01 at 10:50 (061415)

SteveR, if you go to the ESWT message board you can scroll down to 'least expensive ESWT treatments'. That will get you started. Use the search feature also.

BCG

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

Frank, P on 9/24/01 at 13:19 (061427)

Healthtronics (OssaTron) now has CPT codes for the procedure, this might help with insurance covering the cost for ESWT.

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/24/01 at 13:44 (061433)

Some of the questions that you will need to ask. Is the cost included all
treatments. What is the total cost and not just the doctor's fee. If done
in a surgical center what is the cost. Are follow up visits included.

You may need retreatments with ESWT. are they included.

If you want to compare our program you can e-mail us at heelhelp@bee.net
or footcare@home.com .

We will sent you an informational packet and answer any and all questions
you may have. I hope that this is helped to you. Talk to patients on this
web site and ask for their experience.

Re: USA Treatment Cost?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/24/01 at 14:35 (061436)

Did you know if these codes are different that the temporary codes that
were just revised by the AMA.