The varied costs of PRP can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars per injection. Medicaid coverage can depend on several factors, including your conditions.
What Is PRP and Is It Covered?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, or PRP for short, is a type of regenerative medical procedure which uses an individual’s own blood. PRP therapy activates the human body’s ability to repair itself. Using the platelets in your own blood, PRP can rejuvenate skin and reinvigorate cellular growth.
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm or hand. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the cellular elements from the proteins. Platelets in the separated blood are then extracted and applied to the patient.
Oftentimes PRP is not covered by insurance, unfortunately. Many insurance companies view PRP as experimental. Regenexx PRP may be covered by select employee sponsored health care plans. Many offices offer PRP as a “fee for service” type of therapy.
Medicare does not cover PRP, currently. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has conducted studies on PRP. They have recognized the increasing evidence of benefits of PRP therapy. Many other common medical procedures could potentially be replaced by PRP treatments.
What Are The Benefits?
As mentioned earlier, the patient’s own blood is used to treat an area of their body. This helps ensure the procedure is risk-free. PRP is used in many musculoskeletal orthopedics, such as knee and elbow joint therapy. Prior PRP treatments have shown there is a reduced need for strong opioid medicine and other anti-inflammatories.
PRP is more effective and less dangerous than many other procedures currently covered by most insurance plans. The effectiveness of PRP has been seen by many medical professionals already. As demand for patient coverage rises, insurance companies may choose to cover these safer regenerative medicines.
Here at Adore Aesthetix, we use PRP in our Hair Restoration and Microneedling Skin Rejuvenation. If you’d like to see the benefits of PRP injections for yourself, contact us to learn more about your options.
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