I would have expected costs of about 10.000 to 15.000 USD.
For most services, there are rules on amounts beneficiaries may be billed over and above Medicare’s recognized payment amounts. Under Part A, providers agree to accept Medicare’s payment as payment in full and cannot bill beneficiaries amounts in excess of the coinsurance and deductibles. Under Part B, most providers and practitioners are subject to limits on amounts they can bill beneficiaries for covered services. For example, physicians and some other practitioners may choose whether or not to accept assignment on a claim. When a physician accepts assignment, Medicare pays the physician 80% of the approved fee schedule amount. The physician can only bill the beneficiary the 20% coinsurance plus any unmet deductible. When a physician agrees to accept assignment of all Medicare claims in a given year, the physician is referred to as a participating physician. Physicians who do not agree to accept assignment on all Medicare claims in a given year are referred to as nonparticipating physicians. Nonparticipating physicians may or may not accept assignment for a given service. If they do not, they may charge beneficiaries more than the fee schedule amount on nonassigned claims; for physicians, these balance billing charges are subject to certain limits.
robbie wrote:i couldn' even begin to afford this treatment but if it worked i would find a way, someone said it takes 4 months for a lesion to heal does that mean people should see improvements around this time?not just fatigue and brain fog but actual mobility improvments.
People like Holly, Mark, Sharon, Alex, Lew and Marie will be able to let us know how the procedure has affected their mobility further down the road. So far, spasticity is relieved in most of them. What does the future hold? We'll see. Wish we could be more definite now, but the pioneers are taking the financial/physical hit for everyone else. The science behind this is good, though.
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