Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about The Block Center
What does the Block Center do?
Does the Block Center see only cancer patients?
While years of research and clinical practice have established the Block Center as a leading cancer treatment institute, since its establishment the center has been a facility for whole mind-body health and wellness. An adjunct facility, The Center for Optimal Health, offers appointments for all people seeking an integrated, comprehensive and fully individualized approach to medical care, general healthfulness and disease prevention. The Center for Optimal Health is located in offices on the Block Center premises.
What are the professional credentials of the Block Center staff?
What is the Block Center’s approach to cancer treatment?
How long should I expect to stay at the center on my first visit?
Is the Block Center an in-patient facility?
Does the Block Center perform radiation or surgery?
No, but if you have received a diagnosis of cancer, or believe that you may have cancer and come to us seeking a diagnosis, we can refer you to nearby physicians and medical facilities that provide the full range of medically advanced radiological and surgical treatment options in concert with the chemotherapy and combination therapies in which the Block Center specializes.
Through our multifaceted cancer care programs, we can significantly assist those with cancer in best preparing themselves physically and psychologically for needed surgical and radiation cancer care options.
Does the Block Center take insurance?
Yes. We accept all major insurance plans including Medicare. We understand that financial and insurance concerns can cause additional undue stress at an already stressful time. The Block Center has insurance specialists who work with you and your insurance company to maximize the benefits to which you’re entitled.
Although filing a simple dental claim may be a familiar process, the procedures required for reimbursement of cancer treatment services can be far more complicated. While the Block Center insurance procedure is one that is standard in hospitals and private practice clinics across the country, that does not make the process any less complicated. We differ from other providers by offering to assist you at every step along the way.
No two insurance companies or plans are identical. We will communicate with you as often as is necessary to help you navigate the murky waters of insurance reimbursement, and we’ll attempt to help you get a handle on what you can expect to pay. Other resources that may be helpful to you are your employer’s Human Resources Department or your insurance carrier’s Patient Information Hotline.
If our physicians are not in your insurance network, it does not mean you can’t receive treatment at the Block Center. Most insurance plans have in-network and out-of-network benefits, and we are frequently successful in providing you with coverage that comes close to in-network coverage.
On your behalf, the Block Center submits all claims for you to your insurance carrier. YOU DO NOT have to pay for your treatment up-front, nor wait to be reimbursed by the insurance company later.
Many insurance companies require pre-certification for certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, CT Scans, PET scans, etc. We handle all this work on your behalf in order to ensure that you meet all required pre-certification criteria and deadlines.
How can I make an appointment?
If you have any additional questions, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-41-BLOCK. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.