Payment For Clinical Trials
Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:02 AM
Does anyone know if you have to pay in the SCOT trial ie you need insurance approval? Or does the study pay all the costs?
Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:45 AM
That's a good question. It's my impression that the patient is usually responsible for paying for the more expensive clinical trials like this, and that occasionally the patient's insurance will cover it. You can inquire directly with the study coordinator:
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:14 AM
The Scot trial is a clinicial trial and considered experimental. Stem cell transplants seem to be covered by most plans for other diseases -- just not scleroderma. Good luck Gidget
Posted 27 April 2007 - 09:05 AM
If you are in the trials they will pay for hotel rooms, travelling, etc. They have the info on hand, just call the closest study site. They have limits, but at least you'll get reimbursed for some expenses.
Good luck to you and I hope that everything rolls your way!
Best wishes - TJ
Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:14 PM
I hope that you are able to get into the SCOT trial. My thoughts are with you.