Financial Considerations

It is important to have a financial plan to cover all your transplant costs. Transplant costs include:

  • Medicines, medical visits, tests and procedures you need before and after transplant
  • Care you need before and after transplant
  • Insurance deductibles and co-pays
  • Travel, food and housing before, during and after transplant for:
    • You
    • Your caregivers

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. You will meet with one of Ochsner’s transplant financial coordinators to go over exactly what your insurance plan pays.

When you meet with your transplant financial coordinator, you will be asked to bring:

  • Current insurance card(s)
  • Prescription card(s)
  • Personal identification
  • List of questions you want to ask

Accepted Insurances

Your financial coordinator will let your transplant coordinator know when you are financially cleared. At that time, the transplant team will contact you to begin your transplant evaluation.

Some insurance companies have a Center of Excellence (COE) designation for specific organ transplant programs. For those insurance companies that have a COE designation for Liver, we are participating in:

  • Aetna Institute of Excellence
  • Blue Distinction Centers for Transplant (BDCT)
  • CIGNA Lifesource
  • Humana National Transplant Network
  • Interlink Health Services, Incorporated
  • MultiPlan, Inc.
  • OPTUM Health Care Solutions, Inc.

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute accepts several other insurance carriers for transplant coverage including, but not limited to:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Coventry Transplant Network
  • The Edison Health Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana
  • KAISER Permanente
  • Lifetrac, Inc.
  • Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.
  • Medical Excess, LLC
  • Mississippi Physicians Care Network
  • PPO Plus, LLC
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
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