Covering the costs of transplant requires careful financial planning, and insurance may not cover all the costs. As part of our efforts to reduce barriers to transplant, we offer financial planning tools and grant programs to help patients with the cost of transplant. We also work with insurance companies and government officials to deepen the understanding of the coverage needs for all transplant patients.
If transplant is a treatment option for your patient, we can help them learn about their insurance coverage and prepare financially for transplant. Patients can visit BeTheMatch.org/Patient to learn about transplant costs, get tips on how to work with their insurance company and access financial planning resources and tools.
Be The Match offers a patient financial assistance program that can provide financial relief to your patients. Transplant centers within our Network can apply for these funds on their patient's behalf. There are eligibility requirements and a review process in place to determine how to allocate the funds. Learn more about this program and how they can help BMT patients overcome financial barriers.
Medicare Coverage for MDS patients undergoing HCT
Medicare patients with MDS can receive claims coverage from Medicare for HCT through a clinical study approved by the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) under the Coverage with Evidence Development (CED).
Our research program, CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research) opened a CMS-approved clinical study to prospectively compare outcomes of allogeneic HCT in MDS patients ≥ 65 years of age with outcomes in younger patients. Visit CIBMTR.org for enrollment information.