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Medicare Part B Therapy
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
Do they use electroconvulsive therapy in a partial program at a hosp. is it part of the 12 step program?
Ask insurers: I can't advise a given plan because each insurer offers many different plans that cover different things. You should ask this question to the insurance companies. However, my experience is that a plan that covers acupuncture is likely to be very expensive. It may be cheaper to get a plan that covers major medical expenses and pay for acupuncture out-of-pocket! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental: Can a patient have a group PPO insurance plan and an individual dental discount plan for when the PPO plan is lacking coverage?
Yes but...: First the office you go to would have to accept both plans. It also depends upon whether or not they are both for you, or you as a secondary on your spouse's plan. Furthermore, some insurance plans reduce the coverage by the amount another plan pays. You need to discuss this with both insurance plans and the office. I hope you seek quality dental care and not just consider out of pocket costs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose-
Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy
When the therapy will be available?
No: Those that are eligible for mc are those that have worked in this country(or are a spouse) and paid into social security for over 11 years. Mc is a us product and not accepted by other countries. Those wit medicare advantage plans, may have coverage out of country, one must look a the coverage offered by the particular plan(like aarp). ...Read more
What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?
This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more
See explanation: You served on or after september 16, 1940 and •your service-connected disabilities (scd) are rated at least 20% disabling by va and •you need vocational rehabilitation to overcome an employment handicap and • it has been less than 12 years since va notified you of your qualified scd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with Insurance: The brief answer is that your insurance benefit would possibly cover your medication use, but you would need to check your specific medications with your prescription drug benefit. I am not aware of medications being used specfically for learning disorders, so you might have been prescribed meds for symptoms that have an impact on your learning - for example, meds for adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is 2-3 shots. Some people may have protective antibodies for life, but many people's antibodies decrease as time goes by. Any person at high risk of contact with blood should get his antibody level checked, and get booster shots if his level is low. High risk persons include anyone with a household member who carries hepatitis b, healthcare workers, first responders, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All 13?: There may not be enough space to answer your question, but i'll try: 1. Diabetic foot ulcers, after 30+ days of std wound care. 2. Chronic refractory osteomyelitis 3. Radiation skin or soft tissue injuries 4. Actinomycosis 5. Crush injuries and acute traumatic ischemic limbs 6. Necrotizing skin / soft tissue infections 7. Air embolism 8. Decompression sickness.. Oops, i'm out of space, sry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cell therapy generally involves stem or pluripotent cells that have the potential, under the right triggers, to grow into many different types of cells. These cells are then transplanted to an area of disease. Gene therapy generally involves replacing small dysfunctional segments of dna. Dna is present in almost every cell in our body and is the instruction manual that tells the cell what to do. ...Read more
Is adoptive cell therapy successful against melanoma? Is it a fully approved treatment yet? Thanks
Big part: Counseling is very helpful in drug rehab. With one on one therapy and even with group therapy it can enable the person who is addicted to recognize certain behavior patterns that are associated with repeated drug use and can suggest alterative behavior patterns to break this cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the current thoughts on phage therapy in the american medical mainstream? Will phage therapies be important parts of future trtmnt. Strats?
Under Study: Phage therapy is in phase 1 and 2 trials and in use in non-human applications. It is possible that it may be available in the future, but the two major hurdles that i see would be: 1) it is hard to patent living organisms, so it would be hard for companies to make money and 2) most uses require a combination of bacteriophage and the fda may have issues with that. Even so, cure rates are 50%. ...Read more
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