Regenerative Medicine Services
Investing in your health is just that – “an investment.” Unlike material or financial investments, health investments should cause you to gain in wellness, mobility, strength, and stability, among a wealth of other benefits. What good are material things without the one true gift of good health?
At Caring Medical we strive to achieve that ultimate goal for you – that goal of being healthy and active without chronic pain. Only you can decide what is fair and “worth the investment” when it comes to out-of-pocket costs for your health care. We will make every effort to instill the feeling of “that was worth it” when you come to Caring Medical for Prolotherapy.
Standard Payment Policy
We respectfully ask for payment at the time of service for established patients. New Patient consultations are pre-paid upon scheduling. Any treatments received during the visit can be paid at the time of service. As a New Patient, our team will schedule two appointments for you: an initial phone history with a clinical staff member and an in-person consultation with the practitioner. These are both included in the pre-paid, non-refundable fee. We like to take the time to get to know more about your case over the phone, prior to seeing you in person, in order to review your past medical history, medications, etc… This also gives you a nice opportunity to get some initial questions answered about preparing for your in-person visit to our office!
Caring Medical accepts all major credit cards and/or cash for payment.
Consultation & Exam
New Patient in-office consultation/exam: $375 (This fee is non-refundable and prepaid upon scheduling.)
Follow-up visits and consultations for new problems: $175
The following list has been provided as a guide for determining expected costs for various services provided at Caring Medical. The actual price may be more or less depending on the exact area being treated as well as if Stem Cell or PRP Prolotherapy was recommended, as well as any type of sedation or nitrous gas being used during the treatment, which adds to the cost of the overall treatment. For example, someone with “back pain” might have pain in the lower back and the hips, and after a physical exam and discussion of your medical history, it is determined that Prolotherapy to both the back and hips is recommended. So the cost would be $900 plus $600 per hip. On the other hand, your back pain might involve only treating your mid-back region and nowhere else.
A quick note about guided injections: Ultrasound guidance for injections is used as needed and is included in the price of Prolotherapy. Fluoroscopic guidance, such as Digital Motion X-ray or C-arm does have an additional fee. For instance, DMX or C-arm guidance is necessary for some upper cervical spine cases and would be the $1,400 instance below for treating the neck, instead of just lower cervical treatment without fluoroscopic guidance which is $900.
When you become a patient, be assured that all prices are explained upfront at each visit, and neither treatment nor lab testing is done without the patient’s prior approval. When you are here, our team goes through the costs with you before treatment is performed.
Cost for Prolotherapy, PRP/stem cells, & Neck Center Testing
|Area treated||Cost per Treatment|
|Prolotherapy – Low Back||$900|
|Prolotherapy – Mid Back||$900|
|Prolotherapy – Neck||$1,400|
|Prolotherapy – Knee, Shoulder, or Hip (each)||$600|
|Prolotherapy – TMJ (each)||$450|
|Prolotherapy – Wrist, Ankle, or Elbow (each)||$600|
|Prolotherapy – Pubis, or Ischial tuberosity||$550|
|Prolotherapy – Foot or Achilles (each)||$500|
|Prolotherapy – Pelvic Floor||$750-1,400|
|Prolotherapy – Heel or Hand (each)||$450|
|Prolotherapy – Toe(s) or Finger(s) (dependent upon the quantity treated)||$375 – 525|
|Prolotherapy – Sternoclavicular (each)||$450|
|Platelet Rich Plasma (added to the above cost of Prolotherapy)||$600|
|Stem Cell Therapy (Bone Marrow and/or Lipoaspirate) (added to the above cost of Prolotherapy)||$1,750 – 2,700|
|Perineural injections / Neurofascial||$325|
|Nerve Release and Regenerative Injection Therapy (NRRIT) / Hydrodissection||$525|
|Nerve block injections||$400-600|
|Digital Motion X-ray exam – Cervical spine (includes numbing injections)||$1,200|
|Digital Motion X-ray exam – Other areas||$400-600|
|Digital Motion X-ray follow-up cervical curve/collar/weight checks||$100-150|
|Cervical Curve Correction DMX analysis session||$250|
|Cervical Curve Correction weights||$150-300|
|Chiropractic adjustments (based on # of regions)||$50-90|
|Transcranial Doppler/Carotid (based on # of regions)||$600-1200|
|Autonomic Nervous System testing||$1200|
|Neck Vital Signs (ocular pressure, optic nerve, and more)||$90-360|
|Pricing for treatments, medications, or consultations is subject to change at any time.|
Caring Medical will provide you with an itemized statement that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. The invoice will be marked as paid, asking the insurance company to send any reimbursement directly to you, the patient.
Please note: Health insurance is a contract between you and your insurance carrier only. We are not part of your contract and can in no way guarantee any level of insurance reimbursement. While we withdraw from involvement in insurance disputes, we will provide you and/or your insurance company, with any information that we are able to release. We strive to provide you with the finest level of care and will continue to help you attempt to get the most reimbursement you can from your insurance company.
We are not a Medicare or Medicaid provider and claims for services received here cannot be sent to Medicare or Medicaid. We understand that this may be disappointing for patients to hear at first, but once you experience the difference in the quality of care and comprehensiveness of the treatment technique, it is easier to understand. Since Medicare/Medicaid have determined that they will not cover Regenerative Medicine services, including Prolotherapy, Caring Medical cannot be part of this system.
We are a specialty clinic for complex pain cases where it is necessary to take time with the patient to understand and analyze what is really going on that is producing their symptoms and be able to provide a more thorough examination of their case. Most patients have already experienced that Medicare/Medicaid are bare-bones systems that value patient volume over quality care. This is why many Medicare patients feel they get about 4 minutes with their providers, and that no real analysis of their case or comprehensive treatment plan was ever achieved, resulting in ongoing frustration at the progression of disabling symptoms and arthritis. When you see a Medicare/Medicaid provider, typically only treatments like cortisone and pain pills can be offered to try and temporarily relieve chronic pain, treatments that can have horrific side effects in the long-term. In summary, when you are looking for temporary pain relief, you see a Medicare provider for pain pills—when you are looking for pain resolution and restored function, you see us for Prolotherapy!
Secondary or supplemental insurance
If you have private secondary insurance, you can submit the claim to them. The claim must accompany a letter of understanding with regard to services provided by Caring Medical and Medicare’s non-coverage of our services. We will generate this letter for you, along with the itemized statement, if you wish to submit a claim to your secondary insurer.
Funds from Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can be used for our services. Many patients with these accounts find that this is an excellent way to use their non-taxable health care funds for medical care outside of their network plans!
Caring Medical remains removed from cases such as workman’s compensation, auto accidents, and legal cases. Patients who choose to receive treatment at Caring Medical will be required to pay 100% at the time of service and will receive receipts for their services. Patients are responsible for filing their own claims.
Understanding costs as it relates to cervical spine care for complex cases
Often people call us because they have exhausted the limited available insurance-based testing and treatment options. Their local doctors do not know how to do much more than manage their symptoms, or they must go to the ER when symptoms become unbearable, often to no avail. In medicine, there have always been many out-of-network treatment options for any given condition. But when the in-network option worked to resolve a symptom, a person doesn’t have a reason to go searching for additional types of treatment options. They just go on with their life- makes sense! Unfortunately, the more complex a cervical issue becomes, the more expensive it is to test and treat. Because degenerative pain conditions are a progressive disorder, the longer the issue has been happening and the more invasive treatments that have been tried (steroids, botulinum toxin, surgery, etc), often the more complex the case becomes and more difficult to treat. Thus, the greater the need for a more experienced specialist who can comprehensively handle the case. Being able to see the areas of instability and degeneration involve various tests that require testing technology that is not cheap. Please understand that we are first and foremost trying to help you find answers to your health questions and determine an effective treatment that targets the structures that are causing the problem. The initial recommended test results can also be the determining factor in whether someone needs a $100k spinal surgery or $15k in Prolotherapy and curve correction. There is a massive difference in the cost of surgery and Prolotherapy, but we understand that there can be a sticker shock for any aspect of medical care for these cervical conditions. Our team will try to relay, to the best of our ability, what types of costs to expect based on the details of your case prior to seeing you as a patient. Upon seeing you in the office and reviewing the initial motion test results from our office (along with any additional outside test that may be recommended, like a CT venogram), we will be able to determine the cost of treatment and you will be informed of any costs prior to any treatment being performed. Respectfully, we understand that not everyone can afford specialty care for their condition. If moving forward with regenerative treatment options will cause you and your family too much financial strain, that would NOT be advisable. Only you and your family can decide together if pursuing regenerative options are “worth it” in your case to try and get to the root cause of the issue that has been plaguing you.
Have specific questions about our treatments? Email or call us!
Our staff is excellent at assessing cases and outlining approximate costs upon scheduling your appointment. If you would like our team to take a closer look at your medical case, call us at 239-308-4701 or email email@example.com.
We have made this page available for those who want to get an idea of costs but are not ready to discuss their medical case in more detail or schedule just yet. We hope that you have found it helpful, as you know, it is rare to ever find real prices for medical procedures on a hospital website.
Our Policy On Physician Referrals
For patients who would benefit from adjunctive therapies while undergoing H3 Prolotherapy, such as physical therapy or hormone testing, your Prolotherapist will refer you to a specialist based on your individual case. Please understand that we cannot offer recommendations for other Prolotherapy, PRP, or Stem Cell therapy doctors. The information we provide on our websites and videos pertains to the experience of our practitioners and the H3 Prolotherapy services only available here.