Frequently Asked Questions

We understand you may have many questions about the process, please click on the section below that pertains to you.

New Patients

How long will it take to book a Free ten (10) minute appointment with Dr Braverman?

Once you have filled out our consult contact request form on our website our Patient Coordinator will contact you and arrange a Free ten (10) minute discussion with Dr. Braverman so that together you and he can assess your needs for our services. We are currently booking these appointments three weeks in advance. These appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 2:00PM to 2:30PM.


What should I do the day of my scheduled Free ten (10) minute appointment with Dr Braverman?

Patients that have a scheduled Consultation with Dr Braverman should call our office at their appointment time. In the event of an unusual delay in our schedule, patients will be asked to call back in 10-15 minutes or our staff will contact you when Dr Braverman is available to take your call.

In the event of a medical emergency, your appointment will need to be re-scheduled. Our staff will do their best to accommodate you with our next available consultation time.


Do you accept insurance?

We are currently in network with Cigna, MVP and Great West. We also have Global Agreement with All Insurance carriers with out of network benefits.

If you have a strict HMO or EPO policy with no out of network benefits, you will be a Self-Pay Patient with our practice.


Can I be reimbursed for my Registration for Immune Assessment and Evaluation by my Insurance?

As a courtesy, our office will submit your immune assessment and evaluation for your immunological profile to your insurance carrier. Since you were out of pocket for the initial expense, this payment from your carrier is your reimbursement for this claim only.

For all other services provided by BRI such as your new patient visit, monitoring, diagnostic and fertility testing, immune analysis and interpretations, IVF, FET and Donor cycles must be forwarded to our office upon receipt.


Will Dr Braverman be the one who will review my results with me after the testing has been completed?

All patients that have already been seen by our practice will have a complete consultation with Dr Braverman by phone or Skype (not in office). If your local doctor is the ordering physician for your immune testing and you have never been seen at our office, all test results will be discussed directly with your doctor. If you would like for your results to be reviewed directly with you we will need written consent by your local physician.

International patients will have a Phone or Skype appointment with Dr Braverman approximately six weeks after their immune testing was drawn. We encourage patients to schedule this appointment once their blood work has been drawn.


Is my New Patient Appointment included in my Registration fee?

The registration fee that you paid does not include your new patient visit. Your evaluation and diagnosis is separate from any face-to face medical care you receive at the practice. This visit is billed to your insurance company. You will be responsible for any deductible or co-insurance that has not been met and it will be collected prior to your appointment. If you have an HMO or EPO policy, you will be considered a Self-Pay patient and the visit will cost you $900.


What if I decide to not move forward with treatment with Dr Braverman after I am registered as an immune management patient and have paid the fee?

Before you pay for your immune management package be aware that THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Once we order your immune testing, we will analyze your test results and give you a complete immunological assessment and diagnosis. A significant amount of time goes into preparing the initial assessment and evaluation. Please be aware of our “no refund” policy before registering with our practice. You will be responsible for this fee even if you choose not to be treated or perform any assisted reproductive cycles (IVF, FET or IUI).


What if I cannot find a local doctor to collaborate with Dr Braverman?

We strongly suggest that before registering as an immune management patient with our practice that you have a doctor that will collaborate with our center. Many patients that cannot find a collaborating physician will come to our center and have their initial appointment with us. Patients will monitor with their local doctor then come to our center for their IVF procedures. Then we can manage your care directly with you.


What does my doctor need to do in order to collaborate with Dr Braverman regarding my care?

In order for your local doctor to collaborate with Dr Braverman and receive the treatment protocol, the treating physician must officially request a consult from us by going to our website and clicking on “Doctor Consultations” and complete the short online form. You may also provide them with this link:

Doctor Consultation link: http://www.preventmiscarriage.com/Doctor-Consults.aspx

If you have never been seen by our practice and are not from NY or NJ, Dr. Braverman can only communicate his immune analysis to your local Physician However, your consulting doctor may request by email that Dr Braverman communicate your results directly with you.

Immune management protocol will only be developed and given to the physician performing the IVF protocol and will not be given to the patient or any third party. It is important that you are aware of this policy before you pay for our services.


What if my doctor will not give out his email address?

An email address is required if we are to communicate with your local physician. If your doctor will not furnish you with their email address, you may provide Dr Braverman's email address to them.

Fax communication with your physician’s office is not a reliable option.


Financial

What insurance plans do you accept?

We are in network with Cigna Healthcare. We accept all other insurance policies that have out of network coverage. You will be responsible for your deductible and coinsurance as outlined by your policy. If you do not have out of network benefits you will be self-pay for all services.


Will you check my insurance coverage for me?

Yes, as a courtesy, once you become a patient at our center we will have our verification department check your benefits. However, we cannot guarantee these benefits to you, as we are not your insurance carrier. It is up to the patient to know their benefits and confirm that information with their insurance carrier.


Will my insurance carrier pay for my $3000 Registration Fee? How much will I be reimbursed?

As a courtesy, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier for your immune assessment and interpretation of your immune blood work. Only the first immune interpretation is included in the Registration Fee. These will be the only reimbursements given to you by your insurance carrier. All other insurance checks must be forwarded to our office within 10 business days.

Both CPT codes 99340 and 88189 will be billed using an Immune Disorder diagnosis code D89.89. Reimbursement amounts will vary carrier to carrier.


What is included in my $3000 Registration Fee?

  • Complete Immunological Assessment and Profile with Detailed Diagnosis
  • Initial Interpretation and Analysis of your Immunological Blood work
  • Full Review of Testing Results via Phone/Skype (not in office)
  • Immune Management for: (3) Natural/IUI Or (1) IVF/FET/DONOR
  • Coordination of care with local Physician (RE or OB) with written consult request
  • Dr. Braverman will manage your immune cycle with your local center and be available for any questions
  • Our Medical Staff will be available to answer questions or concerns through your fertility cycle
  • Patients who come to our center and have their cycle with us will receive a $2,000 Credit towards one (1) IVF or one (1) Donor Egg or a $1,000 credit for one (1) FET cycle.

This fee is for non-face to face service we provide. It does NOT include any in office visits.

NOT INCLUDED WITH INITIAL REGISTRATION FEE:

  • Laboratory Fees
  • New patient Visit: Insurance OR $900
  • Medications

Is my new patient visit included in my $3000 registration fee?

No, your new patient visit is not included in your registration fee. Your new patient visit will be billed to your insurance carrier if you have out of network benefits. If you have not met your deductible, you will be responsible for that payment at the time of your initial visit. If your policy has a high deductible or you have a strict HMO or EPO policy, you will be a self-pay patient for this visit and will be responsible for the full fee of the visit, which is $900.

Do I have to pay for the interpretation of my immune testing?

Only the first immune interpretation is included in your Registration Fee. All repeat immune testing will have a $200 interpretation fee. If you have insurance with out of network benefits we will bill this charge to your insurance carrier. You are responsible for any deductible that is applied to that payment. If you have an HMO or EPO you will be billed our self-pay rate of $200.


Will I receive a refund for my $3000 registration payment if I decide not to continue with Dr. Braverman’s Immune protocol?

Please be aware before you pay for your immune management package that THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Once we order your immune testing, we will analyze your test results and give you a complete immunological assessment and diagnosis. These services cannot be pro-rated. Please be aware of this policy before registering with our practice.


Can I keep the payments my insurance company sends to me?

As stated in our Financial Policy, all payments for our services must be forwarded to our office within 10 business days. The only insurance reimbursements you can keep are for any service that you paid out of pocket for initially, such as:

(1) Reimbursement for your $3,000 Registration Fee.

(2) Reimbursement for your First Immune Interpretation.

If there is any confusion, please contact the office immediately and our billing department can help you understand if the payment is a reimbursement to you.


How much will the laboratory cost me for my immune bloodwork? Can I get a quote?

For patients that have no insurance coverage, ReproSource will discount their testing according to their Self-Pay Fee Schedule. For patients who have insurance with out of network benefits, ReproSource will offer a Safe Guard Program. The purpose of the Safe Guard Program is to cap the total expense a patient will be responsible for the testing. In some case, patients have been given refunds from the laboratory depending on the insurance they have. This should be discussed directly with ReproSource and not our staff. Be aware, the laboratory cannot give any quotes without an order for testing from the ordering physician.

  • Couples Immunological 3.0 Panel (Female) Safe Guard: $1,310.00 Self Pay: $2,530.00. This is our typical Baseline test every New Patient will have drawn on the onset of care.
  • Monitoring Panel 3.0 (Female Non-Pregnant Patients) Safe Guard: $ 934.00 Self Pay: $1,547.00. Ordered for any Failed Cycle
  • Immune Screening Panel Expanded (Female Pregnant Patients) Safe Guard: $ 740.00 Self Pay: Approx. $1,203.00. Ordered when Following an ongoing Pregnancy.

This is for informational purposes only. This is not a quote nor can this information be used as such. ReproSource has no financial relationship with our practice. Any quotes are subject to changes based on the laboratories own fees for services.


Financing Options With New Life Fertility Agency

Is there Financing Available to me for the registration fee and the bloodwork I will need?

Yes. New Life Fertility offers Low Cost Loan(s) to make it easier for our Patients to afford both the Immunological Evaluation & Assessment and Testing they need.

For Example:

Self-Pay patient who desires to borrow the management fee of $3,000 plus
The laboratory fees for both the female and male panels will cost $2,908

Total Loan Amount is $5,908. New life agency monthly payment would be approx. $179.00

*This is to serve as an example only. 5.99 APR for 36month term.
*Payment amounts and Loan Rates are subject to individual credit history.

Where can I get more information or apply for a Low Cost Loan with New Life Agency?

You can contact their loan representative Lainie Damerow who is the Director of Operations at New Life Agency. Their representative(s) are available to assist you through the loan process and answer all your questions.

You can visit their Website at:

http://www.newlifefertilityfinance.com/

You may call them directly at: 1.877.952.5433(LIFE)