AETNA Health Insurance Covers Urolift for BPH for Men in NYC and Nationwide.
by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of enlarged prostate and complex urinary problems using minimally invasive approaches. He is one of the first urologists in the US and NYC to offer Urolift as a treatment for enlarged prostate.
We offer affordable prices with or without insurance. Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.
Urolift Procedure – AETNA Insurance Coverage.
We have been successful in getting AETNA to approve and pay for the Urolift procedure for our patients.
It is important that the patient’s eligibility for the Urolift procedure is established through a thorough evaluation. In general men with favorable anatomy, symptoms of BPH, and desire for non-invasive treatment or side effects to medications are eligible.
At New York Urology Specialists, we can perform the Urolift procedure for men with AETNA regardless of their mailing address. All procedures are performed in our office in New York City or affiliated surgical centers.
Treatment involves a quick outpatient procedure. Men traveling from other states and countries can usually return home the next day after the procedure. AETNA international insurance requires pre-certification to determine if the procedure will be covered by an international plan.
Does AETNA Cover Urolift Procedure?
AETNA covers the Urolift procedure for patients nationwide, including those in NY, NJ, CT, and PA.
Typically the procedure is covered for men over age 50. For younger men, insurance pre-authorization will be necessary to establish coverage from AETNA.
Urolift System is Covered by Aetna health insurance policies as well as Coventry health plans.
Aetna announced that it now covers Urolift for BPH as part of the insurance benefit package for all men with an enlarged prostate who require a minimally invasive treatment for BPH.
According to Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger “Urolift is a safe and effective treatment option that has been shown to provide durable benefit for men without the need for medications.”
Aetna recognized the clinical benefit of Urolift and updated it’s coverage to include urethral prostatic stent as part of the benefits package. http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/1_99/0079.html
To see if you are a good candidate for Urolift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger. We also offer second and third opinions to patients who have not benefited from the cookbook approach to medicine and who require an individualized plan of urological care.
If you have any questions about the treatment of BPH with Urolift and for current prices for the Urolift procedure, please contact us.