When you are referred to our program, we will connect you with one of our financial services representatives. This person will help you figure out your insurance coverage for BMT. He or she can also provide you with resources for other financial assistance.
Our BMT Financial Overview will give you information about the costs related to BMT. It will take you through the steps of the payment process, whether you have health insurance, or are self-pay (out-of-pocket).
The Transplant Financial Case Managers manage and/or coordinate all financial issues related to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. They work closely with the BMT patients, payers, social workers, nurse coordinators, physicians and other members of the transplant team.
The case managers work with patients from the time they are identified as possible transplant candidates through one-year post transplant. They do stop working with a patient once he or she is no longer considered a transplant candidate.
We will assign a case manager to you based on the first letter of your last name. In addition, your last name determines with whom you should speak within the transplant billing office or in pharmacy services regarding your bills.
Financial support from outside agencies
- Some organizations offer limited financial assistance to help with costs not covered by insurance. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is one such organization (for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome or multiple myeloma) and they can also be reached by phone at 1-800-955-4572 (limited resources available). Cure for Lymphoma Foundation (for patients with Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) can be reached at 1-800-235-6848. Check with your social worker for additional resources.
- The Federal government has two income insurance programs available for adults: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Eligibility is based on your doctor verifying that your disability will last one year or longer. You may qualify to start receiving benefits at an earlier date. You may learn more about this option on their website, apply online or have an application sent to your home. Contact information available here. Those who qualify for Supplemental Security Insurance (based on meeting minimum income requirements) are likely to be eligible for Medical Assistance. This can help cover medical care expenses.
- If you are covered under your employer’s disability plan (short and/or long term), the employer will assist you in determining when to apply.
- If you are a veteran, contact your VA office to ask if you are eligible for any programs based on your service record and disability.
- Fundraising may be done locally on your behalf. You may want the assistance/expertise of a fundraising organization if you think you will have uncovered medical expenses. Contact the National Marrow Donor Program, Office of Patient Advocacy, for a list of fundraising organizations. You can reach NMDP at 1-888-999-6743 or online here, to learn more about fundraising for a friend or family member.