Friday, August 13, 2010

Here it is Cost for testing and treatment

From: Carroll, Sue
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 12:01 PM
To: 'Tisa McCay'
Cc: Capriotti, Teresa
Subject: MS Statement on your site

Tisa…we appreciate your feedback. We have made changes to our program and will begin sending letters out today. When you have time, if you can change your site to reflect the wording below we would appreciate your help.

VIP for MS Patients
LifeGuard at the Arizona Heart Institute has established the Venous Impairment Program (VIP) to diagnose venous abnormalities that may be associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Diagnostic testing and intervention, if necessary, is offered to patients with a neurologist’s diagnosis of MS.
The cash price for the diagnostic testing is $2,700. If your studies indicate venous abnormalities, a venogram with venous angioplasty will be offered at the cash price of $7,000. At the present time, insurance is not accepted for this program. We are happy to give you a statement which includes procedure and CPT codes for services rendered. You may use this to submit a claim to your insurance provider on your behalf to determine if you are eligible for reimbursement of any of your expenses. Any payment by insurance should be sent directly to you, the patient. If you are interested in this program, please contact us at

Also the original list is still in effect. If you are on it you will receive an email in the next 3 working days. you can still email Teresa to check your spot on the list

Sue Carroll
LifeGuard Executive Director
2632 North 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Fax 602-707-3536

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