American Access Care
Where can I find information about American Access Care?
For general information, please visit our website at www.AmericanAccessCare.com.
For information regarding our individual centers, please see the CONTACT page and simply click on the link for the center nearest you.
Are your facilities and centers accredited?
American Access Care has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Joint Commission accreditation means that our organization complies with the highest standards for safety and quality care. To learn more about the Joint Commission, click on the logo below right.
Are your physicians ‘Board Certified’?
Yes. Each of our physicians is Board Certified in his or her respective field/s.
Have your physicians had ‘fellowship training’?
Yes. Each of our physicians has completed fellowship training in the fields appropriate to the treatment of CCSVI patients.
How long have you been treating patients with CCSVI?
Dr. Sclafani has been treating CCSVI patients since 2009. Our physicians’ professional diversity is comprised of Interventional Radiologists, Phlebologists and Vascular Surgeons, well suited for CCSVI patients.
Are you involved with any CCSVI research?
We are committed to using our experience to help understand CCSVI better.
May I speak with patients you have treated?
We cannot provide information about our patients. However, we have posted a ‘Testimonials’ page with feedback from many of our patients which is updated on a regular basis. In addition, sometimes patients share their experiences via the internet on sites which permit them to rate their physicians and treatments.
If there was an emergency, do you work at hospitals in your area or just at your outpatient centers?
Our physicians specialize in a wide range of treatments and diseases and have active privileges at several area hospitals.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Setting up an appointment is easy. Please click the “Schedule Your Appointment” box on the left, complete the “Intake Form” and click submit. The form will be e-mailed to our CCSVI clinical coordinator at CCSVI@aac-llc.com. You will be contacted within 24 – 48 hours and your procedure will be scheduled at your location of choice.
Is there a wait list for CCSVI surgery at your centers?
No. We have a number of physicians performing CCSVI procedures at the locations where we can treat patients and there is no significant wait for the procedure. Most patients are scheduled within one week.
Another physician has treated me but I think my symptoms have come back. Can you help me?
Continuity of care can often benefit you and your overall health. However, if you want to transfer your care or seek a second opinion at our center, you may contact our office.
Does my insurance cover treatments for CCSVI?
Your insurance carrier may cover your treatment costs depending on your specific plan. Unfortunately, we cannot verify your insurance coverage for you, but we are happy to provide the list of procedure codes our physicians use if you wish to check before scheduling.
If we are a participating provider with your insurance carrier, your provider will be billed for the clinic visits and for the angioplasty procedure. However, some health plans may not cover all, or some of the elements, of the proposed treatments. Our office will attempt to secure a pre-authorization for the procedure if necessary. If pre-authorization is granted, you will still be responsible for any deductibles and/or co-insurance under your plan. However, if the pre-authorization is not granted by your plan, you will be required to pay for the treatment/s out-of-pocket.
Any patients who have insurance coverage with a carrier with which we are not a participating provider will be expected to pay for his or her treatment prior to, or at the time of service.
Upon discharge, you will be provided with receipt of payment along with a description of the procedure/s performed during your treatment for your records.
How do I pay for the procedure?
We accept certified checks and major credit cards (VISA, Master Card, American Express) as payment.