Meredith Now Offers Regenexx Under Your Health Plan.
Up to 70% of elective orthopedic cases can be treated with Regenexx to provide a less invasive alternative to surgery with less downtime.
Regenexx Helps Your Body Heal Itself. Learn More Below.
- Joint Replacement Alternative
- Muscular/Ligament Strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Herniated, torn, degenerative discs (if covered under your plan)
- Knee ACL/MCL/PCL and Meniscus Tears
- Leg/Arm Numbness & Weakness
- Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries or Pain
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
- Achilles Tendon Tears
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Many more conditions of the joints, bones, tendons, muscles, or ligaments that cause pain!
How Regenexx Procedures Work
Stem Cell Treatments
Same Day Stem Cell Protocol
Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They live inside all of us in various tissues, poised to leap into action to repair damage as it occurs. As we age or have big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area. Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures help overcome this problem by extracting stem cells from an area of high volume, then concentrating the cells and reinjecting them into the damaged area to help the body heal naturally. Our Patented Stem Cell Procedures can be used for a wide range of conditions and are the tool of choice for injuries, arthritis and other conditions that may be more significant than what may be treated with our Platelet Rich Plasma or Platelet Lysate Procedures.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Advanced Platelet Rich Plasma & Platelet Lysate Procedures
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Injection Treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself. The use of PRP to repair joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes. Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues. Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are more pure and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue injuries and mild arthritis.
Find the Regenexx Provider Nearest You – Then Call Us.
Find your nearest provider on the map and note the name of the clinic. Then call us at 888-491-7094 for details on scheduling an appointment and ensuring coverage for your visit and treatment.
Not Within Driving Distance of a Regenexx Location? Click for Phone Consultation Information.
Not Within Driving Distance of a Regenexx Location? Schedule a Phone Consultation!
For patients outside of the driving distance for an office visit consultation, Regenexx and the Regenexx Network Providers have developed a process in which a phone consultation can replace the need to travel in for the initial consult.
The patient will need the following:
- Current MRI
- If patient does not have a current MRI they will need their primary care physician to order one.
- Any medical records pertaining to their injury or condition
- All medical records must be sent to your Regenexx Network Provider
- Once the medical records have been received by the physician, a staff member will reach out to schedule your phone consultation
- During the phone consultation the Regenexx Physician will determine the patient’s candidacy for a Regenexx procedure.
- A patient coordinator will contact the patient to schedule the procedure
If you would like to find out where your closest Regenexx Provider is located or have questions about the phone consultation process please call Regenexx at 888-491-7094
Information About Insurance Coverage
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Meredith Participant Frequently Asked Questions
Is Regenexx covered by the Meredith medical plans and what will be my out of pocket cost?
Regenexx is a covered benefit on the Meredith medical plans. Your out of pocket cost will depend on (1) your course of treatment, (2) which Meredith health plan your are on, and (3) your progress toward reaching your deductible and out of pocket max for the calendar year. After an initial evaluation, a Regenexx physician can determine if you are a good candidate for a Regenexx procedure and provide a recommended treatment plan and potential costs.
How do I know if I would be a good candidate for a Regenexx procedure?
Your first step is to have an evaluation at a Regenexx facility. The initial evaluation takes approximately 60 minutes and will consist of a review of your health history and examination of the impacted area(s). If you have a recent MRI, the Regenexx facility may request a copy and/or other medical information/records related to the injury.
The Regenexx physician will provide an analysis of the injured area(s) and a recommended course of treatment. At this time, your carrier will be able to provide an estimate on your out of pocket costs based on your recommended Regenexx treatment plan your progress toward reaching your deductible and out of pocket max for the calendar year.
What is my cost for the initial evaluation?
If you are covered by a plan with co-pays, you will pay a $50 specialist co-pay for the initial evaluation if you have not met your out of pocket max for the calendar year.
If you are covered a high deductible with HSA plan, you will receive a bill for the cost of your initial evaluation following the appointment. The cost of your visit will generally be in the $350 – $500 range if you have not already met your deductible for the calendar year.
Beyond the initial evaluation, what other out of pocket expenses can I expect with the Regenexx procedure?
Regenexx services will be processed as any other in-network medical procedure. You will be responsible for meeting your deductible, and following that, your medical co-insurance will apply up to your maximum out-of-pocket amount. Consult your plan details for specific information about your deductible, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket amounts (see below pdf as a reference). Regenexx will provide you with an estimated total cost of treatment prior to your procedure.
How do I submit a claim through insurance to ensure my Regenexx procedure is covered?
Regenexx is subject to your deductible and coinsurance as with any other medical service. The provider will submit a claim through your carrier and then you will receive a bill for your portion of the cost, if any.
Is Regenexx different than any other medical expense covered by the Meredith medical plan?
No. Your provider will submit Regenexx claims the same as they would for any other medical claims throughout the year. Your portion of the cost of services will be applied to your annual deductible and count toward your maximum out-of-pocket expenses as outlined in the the Schedule of Benefits found in the Meredith Benefits Center section on the Intranet. Contact your carrier with questions or for additional information on your Meredith medical coverage.
Can I use my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to cover my portion of the cost?
As long as the medical treatment is ordered by a licensed physician, it would be considered a qualified medical expense and you could use FSA or HSA funds to cover your portion of the cost of a Regenexx procedure. If you are using the HSA, please retain the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and/or provider receipt for your records. If you are using the FSA and use your Beniversal Card, you may be asked to submit documentation for this expense. If so, you will submit a copy of your EOB or a provider receipt along with a medical necessity form. If you are using the FSA and are submitting a paper claim, please submit the claim with a copy of your EOB or a provider receipt along with the medical necessity form. Contact Benefit Resources at 800-473-9595 if you have any questions.
Is Meredith recommending or endorsing Regenexx as a treatment option?
Meredith is adding Regenexx as a new service covered under the medical plan, however electing any medical service or procedure is entirely up to you and completely optional. Contact your provider to see if Regenexx may be an appropriate course of treatment based on your personal health situation.
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