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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
Or ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Some insurance companies may pay for some of the more well know alternative methods, such as homeopathy and naturopathy. If you are looking into alternative treatments, contact your insurance company to find out what your plan covers.
You may want to ask them:
Insurance companies usually will not cover alternative methods that have not been shown to be helpful for the illness or symptom you have. To be covered by insurance, a treatment must be shown to be safe, effective, and necessary for a certain condition.
Also note that your chosen alternative provider may not accept insurance. You may be required to pay out of pocket and submit requests for reimbursement to your insurance provider yourself.
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Paying for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches. Nccih.nih.gov. Accessed at https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/paying-for-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches on August 20, 2021.
Last Revised: August 30, 2021
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