Depuy advises that approximately 93,000 patients worldwide have received Depuy ASR Hip System components. Depuy has stated it "intends to cover reasonable and customary costs of testing and treatment for patients who need services, including revision surgery, associated with the ASR recall. DePuy will also pay for reasonable expenses related to receiving care, such as lost wages and travel costs."
Depuy Communicating with Doctors
Depuy is actively communicating with surgeons using the ASR hip device and has hosted surgeon-focused webcasts and distributed ASR recall information, including letters Depuy has asked surgeons to send to their patients.
Depuy ASR Reimbursement Process
DePuy hired several law firms and a third party reimbursement company to defend and assist the company in legal claims and reimbursement requests. The third party reimbursement company evaluates ASR recipient claims and considers whether to reimburse ASR patients for certain costs or expenses incurred in the event or revision surgery and treatment. In the case of Insured ASR Patients, DePuy has directed patients "to submit the costs of their testing and treatment to their insurer for coverage as they normally would. DePuy will then work with the insurer through established channels to handle reimbursement." In the case of Uninsured ASR Patients, DePuy has directed patients to collect surgeon or doctor bills and "submit claims for reimbursement of medical services."
Our Office Successfully Assisting Clients With Reimbursement
Our office has successfully helped numerous insured and uninsured clients secure payments, reimbursement, and revisions surgery costs. If you are in need of assistance concerning reimbursement, promptly contact our Depuy reimbursement coordinator to quickly assist you in initiating your reimbursement or payment for revision surgery.