Going through the transplantation process requires detailed financial planning. Knowing ahead of time what to expect is an essential part of the process. The majority of insurance companies require prior notification for all transplant services. Some of the charges to expect include the evaluation process, surgery, hospital stay, follow-up care and medications.
Contacting your insurance company ahead of time is one of the most important things you can do in preparation for your child’s transplant. The insurance company will help you understand your individual coverage and benefits based around the transplant. You will be responsible for all co-pays and deductibles after charges have been processed. Assistance is available for families who cannot afford these excess costs.
The Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children's Hospital has a dedicated financial coordinator who will work with your insurance company to obtain prior authorization for transplantation and will appeal any denials if turned down for the procedure.
Our financial coordinator can also assist you in identifying additional financial resources needed during the process. Assistance is available if you have no insurance or limited benefits for transplantation. The coordinator will also assist you with out-of-pocket expenses, denied services or general financial questions.
Call our financial coordinator, Angela Perry, at 617-355-0137 before your evaluation if you:
- Have any questions regarding your insurance
- Do not have insurance
- Do not have benefits for transplantation
- Are denied coverage for a transplant
- Anticipate that your insurance will be changing during the process