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 scheduled upon pre-payment, and 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 the 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.
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 Prolotherapy was recommended or nitrous gas being used, 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 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. We use this example to show how with Comprehensive Prolotherapy, it just depends on your particular case. Ultrasound guidance for injections is used as needed and is included in the price of Prolotherapy.
Office Visits & Consultations:
New Patient consultation: $250-375 (This is a one-time fee that is non-refundable and prepaid upon scheduling.)
Follow-up visits and consultations for new problems: $175
Cost for Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy
|Area treated – Cost per Treatment|
|Prolotherapy – Low Back||$900|
|Prolotherapy – Mid Back||$900|
|Prolotherapy – Neck||$900|
|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 above cost of Prolotherapy)||$600|
|Stem Cell Therapy (added to above cost of Prolotherapy) (Bone Marrow and/or Lipoaspirate)||$1,750 – $2,700|
|Perineural injections / Neurofascial||$325|
|Nerve Release and Regenerative Injection Therapy (NRIT) / Hydrodissection||$525|
|Nerve block injections||$525|
|Digital Motion X-ray test – Cervical spine (available at Florida clinic)||$900|
|Digital Motion X-ray test – Other areas (available at Florida clinic)||$400-600|
|Digital Motion X-ray guided injections (available at Florida clinic)||$350-$500|
|Ultrasound (diagnostic, per area)||$145|
|Conscious Sedation (available at Florida clinic)||$1,500-$2,000|
Pricing for treatments, medications or consultations are 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 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. Please understand, however, that there is no guarantee that insurance companies will reimburse for Prolotherapy treatments, even after they have said “yes” to complete or partial coverage. 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. Since Medicare/Medicaid have determined that they will not cover Regenerative Medicine services, including Prolotherapy, Caring Medical cannot be part of this system. Claims for services received here cannot be sent to Medicare or Medicaid.
Secondary or supplemental insurance
If you have a 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.
Have specific questions about cost? Email or call us!
Our staff is excellent at assessing cases and outlining approximate costs upon scheduling your appointment. We will give you a solid idea of costs for your individual case, as best we can. Email or call at 708-393-8266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Then schedule the initial consultation with David Woznica, MD, Danielle Steilen-Matias, PA-C, Ross Hauser, MD, or Katherine Worsnick, PA-C in order to know for certain which areas should be treated.
All prices are explained up front and neither treatments or lab testing are done without the patient’s prior approval. If finances are an issue, treatments and testing may be done in increments.
Our Policy On Physician Referrals
Please understand that we cannot offer recommendations for other Prolotherapy doctors. The information we provide on our websites and videos pertain to the experience of our practitioners.
Our Oak Park Location has been practicing Prolotherapy for more than 60 years!
What we do at Caring Medical is not necessarily what other doctors do in their offices.
Under the leadership of regenerative medicine pioneer Gustav Hemwall MD until the Early 1990s and since 1993 under the medical direction of Ross Hauser, M.D.
We expanded our geographical coverage when we open our Fort Myers Florida office a few years back.
The Caring Medical Difference
We have been blessed to treat patients from all over the country and the world at our centers in Chicagoland and southwest Florida. While it may be a new concept to some folks to travel for healthcare, because what we do is so unique, patients are not necessarily able to find a suitable Comprehensive Prolotherapy and stem cell therapy center in their backyard. Our experienced team of professionals is very passionate about getting patients out of pain and back to feeling vital again. We aim to provide you with awesome service from start to finish. Learn more about our 3 E’s: Experience, Excellence, and Expertise!