The Intermountain Bone Marrow Transplant program at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, accepts referrals from patients as well as physicians. Experienced physicians are available 24/7/365 to answer any transplant related question and discuss indications for transplant referral.
Newly referred patients will be seen and a recommendation and plan will be verbalized to you on the day of this visit. This initial clinic visit usually takes between 2-4 hours. During your initial visit, the Bone Marrow Transplant Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination. Our finance counselor will verify insurance and transplant specific benefits, which will be shared with you at this visit. And the transplant physician along with your Bone Marrow Transplant coordinator will share information and formulate a plan. Following this initial visit, the Bone Marrow Transplant physician will contact you referring physician to discuss the plan.
If the decision is to proceed to a bone marrow transplant, the Bone Marrow Transplant coordinator will then begin the process to achieve insurance authorization and take the necessary steps to prepare the patient and donors for the agreed upon plan and recommend the various treatment options for you.
To arrange a consultation, call the Intermountain Bone Marrow Transplant Program at (801) 408-3729.
Transplantation is very costly. Fees vary from center to center as well as between different types of transplants. The Intermountain Bone Marrow Transplant Program has an expert staff to help with financial planning for the transplant. This will include estimation of the cost of treatment, determining whether you have adequate coverage, prior authorizations, as well as extra expense patients and families will typically incur for transportation and lodging.
The finance representative will work closely with the insurance company to gather information regarding services included under the policy, prescription coverage, donor coverage as well as out of pocket and lifetime maximums associated with their transplant benefits. They will also help patients and families apply for financial assistance, providing information about fundraising or work out alternative financial arrangements.
To request information, ask questions, or learn more about the program, please contact us:
Intermountain Bone Marrow Transplant
8th Avenue C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
Phone: (801) 408-3729