We will provide, at your request, the billing information necessary to submit to your insurance for you to obtain partial reimbursement for covered charges. Office visits (including the new patient consultation and future follow-up visits) and diagnostic imaging (such as: Xrays, MRIs, or in-house musculoskeletal ultrasound testing) are frequently covered by insurance plans. Please check with your insurance company for specifics about your out of network benefits.
The actual Regenexx procedures are still emerging, cutting-edge technologies that are not covered by insurance at this time.
- Blood-derived injections (Regenexx-SCP, Regenexx-PL disc, Regenexx-DDD), which utilize platelets and growth factors to encourage healing and regeneration to the area(s) injected.
- Bone-marrow-derived stem cell injections (Regenexx-SD). These procedures could encompass one or multiple visits and may also include the procedures listed above.
For an explanation of the complete list of procedures, please see: http://www.regenexx.com/regenexx-procedures-family/
- The severity of your specific condition
- The healing capabilities of your own body
- Positive factors – Healthy diet, regular exercise, reduced stress levels, etc.)
- Negative factors – Tobacco use, chronic disease, certain medications, high stress levels, mechanical abnormalities, neurologic abnormalities, prior surgeries, history of cortisone injections, bone spurs, etc.)
*People with many negative risk factors may still get an excellent response. If you elect to proceed in finding out your candidacy for a Regenexx procedure, Your doctor will discuss your specific medical circumstances with you, so you have a better understanding of how these procedures could be of benefit to you.
For more information on procedure outcomes, please visit our Patient Outcomes page.
Your doctor may also recommend multiple injections to you. What is exciting about regenerative medicine is that the benefit of any single procedure usually builds off of a previous regenerative injection. In other words, the benefit from a first injection does not seem to “fade away” (as compared to cortisone injections); a second or third series of injections would build upon the improvement from the first one.
For advanced conditions such as severe arthritis, Regenexx treatments can be an effective treatment strategy but can not be considered to be a cure of the condition. Although it is likely that the area will become more stable along with improved health of the tissue resulting in decrease in pain and improvement in overall function, a maintenance strategy of periodic injections is often recommended (usually with blood platelets) of the area to provide a continuous signal of healing (rather than breakdown). This may be as often as every 6 months (for conditions such as severe hip arthritis) to every 1-2 years for other conditions.
We do. We have been collecting patient outcome data for quite some time and we regularly and openly publish the results with the public. To view this data, visit our Outcomes Page.
No, an analysis of the published research shows that liposuction is more risky than a bone marrow aspirate. More information on this can be found at the link below:
Many patients ask why we need to draw blood and how much is taken. Blood is drawn from a vein in your arm and the amount drawn can vary significantly based on the type of procedure and your body weight, we also do a blood draw for the post-injection portion of our stem cell procedure protocol. The growth factors that we use to grow your stem cells and enhance your procedure are contained in your blood platelets. These same growth factors and blood platelets are used for our platelet rich plasma and platelet lysate procedures. More information on platelet procedures can be found here.
The cells are isolated in the lab using a proprietary separation technique. For the same day procedure, this isolated stem cell fraction is placed right back into the body. For more details on the stem cell procedure, click here.