The cost of an LVAD or heart transplant is significant, but similar to the cost of being in the hospital repeatedly for heart failure. Medicare and most insurance companies cover these therapies. If a heart transplant is recommended to you, you will meet with our financial coordinator, who will work with you and your insurance plan to finance your care. Patient Financial Responsibilities While Medicare and insurance covers the majority of the cost for an LVAD or heart transplant, patients do have financial responsibility for the following items:
Please be aware that you will receive separate bills and statements from the hospital, physicians, the Heart Failure clinic, and your own insurance. Our financial coordinator can help you understand your bills and personal financial responsibility.
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