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Old 08-01-2010, 10:21 PM
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I have a herniated disc and it seems that I am a good candidate for disk cell transplant. But this procedure is currently only offered in Germany. Does anyone how now how that works with US insurance and treatments in Germany. How do I even start the process since my doctor in NC does not know much about this procedure and does not have contacts in Germany either. I have insurance with Wellpath/Coventry

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:51 PM
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Hi Stefan and welcome to the forum,

Good luck with getting an American ins co to pay for any non-emergency procedure out of this country, epecially if not approved/recognized procedure. If you decide to travel to Germany, I'm pretty sure you're on your own, financially speaking.

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:18 AM
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Maybe you should contact Mark in private about this.

I am interested in what treatment are you interested exactly? Give us a link.
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Hi I am trying to get the Disk cell transplant in Germany. I actually found someone who had it done and the insurance paid for it. They had a choice to pay over 100k in the USA for fusing or less then 50k for the cell treatment in Germany. She told me she had it done 3 years ago and has been pain free since then.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:26 AM
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I've had several clients with ADCT procedures done at different centers in Germany. It's still relatively new and the experiences have been very different from one case to the next. Contact me off the forum and I'll tell you all I know.

All the best,

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Old 08-12-2010, 06:27 AM
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My experience w/ADCT would suggest that 50k is VERY HIGH.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:38 AM
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In my knowledge is that In Germany, almost everyone has access to heath care coverage.
Only 0.2 percent of legal German residents are uninsured, compared with nearly 18 percent of Americans.
Many clinics for the uninsured in the United States can't meet the demand of people in need of free care. But it's a different story in Germany, where there are very few clinics eight in the entire country that serve in this capacity.
Someone who is uninsured in Washington, D.C., could try to get an appointment at La Clinica del Pueblo in Columbia Heights.
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