Frequently Asked Questions
We understand you may have many questions about the process, please click
on the section below that pertains to you.
How long will it take to book a Free ten (10) minute appointment with Dr
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
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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
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
(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
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: $1,236
Self Pay: $2,437.00. 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
Self Pay: $1,547.00. Ordered for any Failed Cycle
Immune Screening Panel Expanded (Female Pregnant Patients)
Safe Guard: $ 591.00
Self Pay: Approx. $979.00. 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.