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Prolotherapy
Posted by: Vidya
Date: March 27, 2002 3:40 AM

I have had Prolotherapy, and it has helped me when nothing else has. I need quite a bit more and am having trouble finding insurance that will cover it. I know that it is often written up as trigger point injections or nerve block, which is more acceptable, but the insurance we have now says "trigger point injections are not covered." I also want to see a D.O. in Pennsylvania, and I'm in NY, so that's another issue. It's hard to pay for insurance and pay out of pocket for a lot of Prolotherapy too, although, if I have to, I will. Do you have any suggestions for getting it covered, or do you know what companies may or may not pay? I know it's often different state by state, too. If you don't know, do you know of a newsgroup or other source where I might get more information?

RE: Prolotherapy
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 27, 2002 4:39 AM

I am not an expert on insurance companies, and if it is billed as prolotherapy I have never heard of an insurance company which covers it. I suggest it be billed as "Therapeutic Injection." The code for that is: 90782. Shop around. Equally skilled physicians charge widely divergent prices for that simple procedure, from $125 to $Thousands.



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