girlgeek33 wrote:ThisIsMA wrote:drsclafani wrote:
a treatment clinic could be built for a six figure sum using good used equipment and could actually be profitable as long as insurers choose to pay for procedures. and i will bet we find that sleeping giant waking up soon.
Cece replied: Worrisome!
I thought doctor Sclafani's statement above meant that the sleeping giant of insurance companies might soon figure out that paying for CCSVI treatments could save them big money in the long run, so they might soon start covering it, but maybe I've got that wrong. Sigh...
More likely that they will figure out a way to not pay, call it research... They have a tendency to look for reasons not to pay, instead of looking at the upside...
My MS care, including my 13 infusions of Tysabri per year (I have gotten much worse since I started Tysabri 3 1/2 years ago, but I'm afraid to stop it and take the chance of getting even worse), my Ampyra (which does very little), my doctor's visits, MRI's, etc. is costing my insurance company about $100,000 per year in a good year when I have no complications (falls, broken bones, physical therapy). I, too, have wondered if insurance companies wouldn't be happy to learn of this treatment which could potentially save them hundreds of thousands per year.