Financial Considerations

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute accepts most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. The cost of an organ transplant, including pre-transplant evaluation and post-transplant follow-up care can be very high. You will meet with one of Ochsner’s Transplant Financial Coordinators to determine what specific coverage you have for transplant. You will be asked to bring the following information to your consultation with your Transplant Financial Coordinator:

  • Current insurance card(s)
  • Pharmacy card
  • Personal identification

Insurance Processing

Your Financial Coordinator will contact your insurance company to obtain details on the benefits available for your transplant. These details include:

  • Effective date of insurance coverage
  • Deductible amounts
  • Co-insurance or other supplements
  • Coverage limits for transplant
  • Pre-certification requirements, verbally and in writing
  • Coordination of benefits
  • Other information as necessary

Accepted Insurances

The financial clearance process can be time consuming. Your Financial Coordinator will notify your Transplant Coordinator when you are financially cleared. At that time, you will be contacted by the transplant team to begin your evaluation. If you do not have enough insurance coverage or have no coverage for transplant, we will assist you in finding possible alternatives. Please contact us for more information.

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute is a Center of Excellence for the following insurance networks:

  • URN / Optum Health
  • Interlink
  • Cigna LifeSource
  • LifeTrace
  • Humana NTN
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Lousiana

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute accepts most insurance carriers for transplant coverage. Acceptance varies by specific health plan services and Ochsner programs and physicians. Please check with your health plan or Ochsner Health System to confirm participation.

Transplant Hotline 1-800-643-1635