Proton Therapy

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Call Us If Your Proton Therapy Coverage Was Denied

Proton therapy is commonly prescribed for patients with various forms of cancer. Because proton therapy can be extensive and expensive, insurance companies often like to deny proton therapy treatment claims immediately before giving them a proper review.

Was your proton therapy treatment coverage denied and you don’t know why? If you live in Seattle, call (877) 220-0556 to connect with Kantor & Kantor, LLP right away. Our attorneys have more than 150 years of collective legal experience dealing with difficult insurance cases and unfair denials.

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What Is Proton Therapy?

Cancer treatments generally involve radiation therapy to eliminate or reduce cancerous growths. Proton therapy or proton beam therapy is a form of radiation therapy that specifically uses protons, not x-rays, to target cancer cells. This directed approach to radiation therapy exposes the cancer patient to less radiation than most other treatments, so it has been associated with fewer risks and side effects. This makes proton therapy highly popular among medical experts.

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What Cancers Does Proton Therapy Treat?

Proton therapy can be used to treat:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Head cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Eye melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • And more

What Are You Supposed to Do if Your Claim Is Denied?

A denial of your proton therapy treatments can derail your entire cancer treatment plan. You cannot let the denial stand for long, or you could be risking your overall health.

After your proton therapy treatment coverage is denied, you should:

  • Save copies of the denial letter and all other insurance company correspondences.
  • Call our attorneys to tell us what happened.
  • Speak to your doctor about possible alternatives that could be used while your case is pending.

The sooner that our attorneys can get to work on your case, the better. We can work quickly and diligently to contest the insurance company’s decision and try to get it reversed as soon as possible. We want you to get the treatments you need to best fight your cancer.

Please dial (877) 220-0556 for more information about your legal options.

Proton Therapy Claim FAQ

What Are the Advantages of Proton Therapy?

The main advantage of proton beam therapy is that it is highly directable, so cancer cells are primarily those affected by the treatment, not adjacent healthy cells. Proton therapy also uses a reduced amount of radiation when compared to most other cancer treatments, so multiple treatments can be done before there is any reason to be concerned about the patient’s radiation exposure.

Why Are Proton Therapy Claims Denied?

Proton therapy claims are denied mostly because insurance companies don’t want to pay for the treatments. But the reason that they often give for the denial is that the insurance company’s medical evaluator – who has never met the patient, keep in mind – has determined that the proton therapy “isn’t necessary” to treat the patient.

Will Medicare Pay For Proton Therapy?

Most Medicare plans will cover proton therapy. However, the type of cancer or illness to be treated by proton therapy will greatly influence whether the treatment will be covered. You should review your health insurance and Medicare policies for any details that could affect your coverage.

Begin Your Case Today by Calling Our Firm

Kantor & Kantor, LLP has more than 160 years of collective legal experience dealing with stubborn insurance companies in all sorts of cases. Get our Seattle proton therapy claim attorneys on your side now if you need help getting the treatments you need to fight cancer effectively. It would be our honor to develop and pursue your case on your behalf.

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