Medicare and Liver Transplant for CC

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    gavin
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    Thanks for posting that Markssis. That info will be of use to many people.

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    jathy1125
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    Mark/Sis- as long as Barnes covers it, that’s all you need!! LOL!!
    Prayers for positive answers to being a candidate for transplant/resection-Cathy

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    markssis2
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    It is my understanding that Medicare has divided the US into zones. Each zone has it’s own insurance provider/administrator. Each zone has discretion as to whether it wants to cover liver transplant for CC. If a medical center wants Medicare to cover liver transplant for CC, then they have to work with the Medicare provider and get them to approve the medical center’s liver transplant for CC protocol. Once Medicare approves their protocol, anyone who successfully completes the protocol will be covered.

    The two centers that I know of in my experience that have had their protocol approved by Medicare are:

    UCLA in Los Angeles, CA
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO

    If anyone else has any additional information or medical centers to add to the list, please comment.

    Thanks!

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