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This information is subject to change, so please consult with the intake coordinator when you schedule your appointment.
Centeno-Schultz Clinic Insurance Coverage
Group Health Coverage:
Aetna – HMO/PPO
Cigna – HMO/PPO
Mountain Medical Affiliates (MMA) – PPO
Humana – HMO/PPO
Great West – HMO/PPO
First Health Plan – PPO
Cofinity- PPO PHCS / Private Healthcare Systems – HMO/PPO
United Healthcare – HMO/PPO
Pacificare – HMO/PPO
BCBS- In and out of network
Group Health Corvel
All major auto insurance carriers. All major auto managed care companies If you have an open auto insurance claim (not managed care), all we need is a referral from your primary care doctor.
All major workers’ comp insurers. If you have an open worker’s comp claim, all we need is a referral from your primary care doctor.
General Insurance Information:
We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Any patients with an HMO must have prior authorization to be seen. Patients without authorization will not be scheduled until visits are approved. If your insurance is not one we accept, you may pay for care at the time of service and request a statement that you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Additionally, The Regenexx Procedure and some of our other treatments are not covered by insurances. Please check with your insurance group, or call our clinic for more information.
If I travel to The Centeno-Schultz Clinic, how long should I stay?
Two weeks is recommended. This will allow us enough time to render a diagnosis and begin a course of treatment. Please understand that it is not enough time to cure most conditions. Additional follow-up and treatment will need to be coordinated back home or back in Colorado. Below are some hotels close to our clinic.
The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel offers Regenexx patients discounted rates of $156.00 plus tax. This includes:
RATES start at $119/$139 (Studio Suite or One-Bedroom Suite for 1-4 nights of stay, longer stays, less you pay!)
Call the front desk at 720-890-4811 for the SUITE discounts for Regenexx based on the number of nights you stay.
The four-diamond Omni Interlocken Resort offers a discounted rate of $169/night for Regenexx customers. Hotel highlights include 390 guest rooms and suites, championship golf course, full-service spa, two heated indoor pools, wireless high-speed internet access, and more. To make reservations, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and be sure to say you are a Centeno-Schultz Clinic or Regenexx customer.
Omni Hotels and Resorts Select Guest Loyalty Program provides elite level of attention and ensures that each stay is tailored to every preference for the ultimate guest experience. The value of membership is $50 of saving per night and provides the ability to earn free nights to complimentary Wi-Fi, pressing service and morning beverage delivery. Membership is complimentary.
Breeze into one of our Aloft rooms, featuring our ultra-comfortable signature bed, an oversized showerhead, custom amenities by Bliss® Spa, and more. Our plug & play connectivity station charges all your electronics and links to the 42″ LCD TV to maximize work and play. Click here to book online, or call 303-635-2000 and mention you are a Regenexx patient to receive exclusive rates from $129 per night.
For discounted room rates speak to Ashley Hiller 303.410.5023 tell her that you are a Centeno-Schultz Clinic or Regenexx patient and she can book the reservation locally at a discounted rate of $169 p/night (normally $289-$329).
Newly Renovated Hotel! Enjoy our beautifully renovated lobby and sleeping rooms for a modern and relaxing environment. Discounted rate offered for Regenexx guest at $109/night. For reservations, call 303-604-0007 or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/denls-courtyard-boulder-louisville/?corporateCode=RX3&toDate=&stop_mobi=yes&fromDate=&app=resvlink
Discounted rate for Regenexx based upon length of stay starting at $119/night. Residence Inn by Marriott is an all suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens for a welcoming environment becoming your home away from home. Rate includes; hot breakfast buffet, wireless internet and evening social hour 2-3 times a week. Complimentary grocery delivery service available all days of the week. For reservations, call 303-665-2661 or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vborl-residence-inn-boulder-louisville/?corporateCode=RX3&toDate=&stop_mobi=yes&fromDate=&app=resvlink
The Marriott TownePlace Suites offer fully-equipped kitchens for those planning a longer stay. Kitchens are stocked with all necessary appliances, utensils, flatware and dishware. The suites include separate living, working and sleeping areas, free cable and movie channels, laundry and other valet services. Even pets are welcome! A shuttle is available for easy access to the Centeno-Schultz Clinic and Regenexx office. Shuttle hours are: 7am – 10am and again from 4pm – 10pm Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Rates include daily grab and go breakfast buffet. Call 303-466-2200 for reservations and mention you are a Regenexx patient. The prices are as follows:
Length of stay One bedroom Suite Two bedroom Suite
1-4 nights $129 $149
5-11 nights $109 $119
12-29 nights $89 $99
30+ nights $75 $89
The Hilltop Inn & Suites, a British style country inn, offers Regenexx patients discounted rates for a King Mini-Suite or our Double Bedded Mini-Suites.
We are a family operated full service inn just a short distance from the clinic. Visit us online at www.hilltopandwildflowers.com as well as reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor, or Google/reviews. Rest assured that you will have the quietest nights sleep in all of Denver/Boulder metroplex. We are away from all noises but close to all your needs.
All our rooms include free high-speed Internet (wifi) , cozy gas fireplaces, a kitchenette, DirecTV and free movies, a delicious complimentary full-size breakfast as well as snacks and coffee. You can also join us in our acclaimed Wildflowers Restaurant for lunch and dinner (that can cater to your dietary needs). Or in The Burns Pub & Game room, and enjoy the amazing 100 mile views of downtown Denver and as far as Pikes Peak to our south. We are proud of the Honalee Spa on site that offers a variety of different massages and healing modalities. We are able to offer shuttle service to and from the clinic with advanced notice. Please call 303-469-3900 to book your reservation and mention Regenexx to get the discount.
* $94/night single or $99/night double occupancy and these include a made to order breakfast
* $149/night for a large Jacuzzi Suite with king beds and some with full kitchen.
What is an IMS Practitioner?
An IMS Practitioner is a Masters level physical therapist who has undergone a minimum of two years of additional training. This is at least 1,000 hours of training with a staff physician in the following areas: Diagnosis, Imaging, IMS, and ETPS. There are many other requirements. These practitioners will be involved in your treatment plan as our clinic believes in a a team approach toward the patient.
What is a PA or Physician’s Assistant?
Our Clinic uses PA’s or Physician Assistants that have been specially trained by Dr. Centeno.
For general information on PA’s, see below:
Q. What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?
A. Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in most states can write prescriptions.
PAs are trained in intensive education programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) .Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification every six years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.
Q. How did the Physician Assistant profession begin?
A. In the mid-1960s, physicians and educators recognized there was a shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. To expand the delivery of quality medical care, Dr. Eugene Stead of the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina put together the first class of PAs in 1965. He selected Navy corpsmen who received considerable medical training during their military service and during the war in Vietnam but who had no comparable civilian employment. He based the curriculum of the PA program in part on his knowledge of the fast-track training of doctors during World War II.
Q. What areas of medicine can Physician Assistants work in?
A. Physician assistants (PAs) are found in all areas of medicine. Today, over 50 percent of all physician assistants practice what is known as “primary care medicine” – that is family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. About 19 percent are in surgery or the surgical subspecialties. Physician assistants receive a broad education in medicine. Their education is ongoing after graduation through continuing medical education requirements and continual interaction with physicians and other health care providers.
Q. Where do PAs “draw the line” as far as what they can treat and what a physician can treat?
A. What a physician assistant does varies with training, experience, and state law. In addition, the scope of the PA’s practice corresponds to the supervising physician’s practice. In general, a physician assistant will see many of the same types of patients as the physician. The cases handled by physicians are generally the more complicated medical cases or those cases which require care that is not a routine part of the PA’s scope of work. Referral to the physician, or close consultation between the patient-PA-physician, is done for unusual or hard to manage cases. Physician assistants are taught to “know our limits” and refer to physicians appropriately. It is an important part of PA training.
Q. Can PAs prescribe medications?
A. Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have enacted laws that authorize PA prescribing. PAs in Arkansas and Illinois have statutory authority to prescribe and will be able to write prescriptions as soon as rules are adopted. (Arkansas and Illinois are included in the 47 states.) In California, PA prescriptions are referred to as written prescription transmittal orders.
Q. What does “PA-C” stand for? What does the “C” mean?
A. Physician assistant-certified. It means that the person who holds the title has met the defined course of study and has undergone testing by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). The NCCPA is an independent organization, and the commissioners represent a number of different medical professions. It is not a part of the PA professional organization, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).To maintain that “C” after “PA”, a physician assistant must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and take the recertification exam every six years.
Q. What is the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)?
A. The AAPA is the only national professional society to represent all physician assistants in every area of medicine. Founded in 1968, the academy has a federated structure of 57 chartered chapters representing PAs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the federal services.AAPA’s mission is to provide quality, cost-effective, and accessible health care as well as to support the professional and personal development of PAs. The AAPA pursues these goals through government relations and public education programs, research and data collection efforts, and continuing education activities.The Academy’s policies are set by the House of Delegates, which meets once a year, and implemented by the Board of Directors. The House of Delegates is made up of representatives from the chartered chapters, the Medical and Surgical Congresses, and the Association of PA Programs. Member projects and activities are assisted by the AAPA staff..
Q. What is the Physician Assistant Foundation?
A. As the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant Foundation’s mission is to foster education and research that enhance the delivery of quality health care. Related to this mission are the Foundation’s goals to increase the understanding of the physician assistant profession and to develop and promote philanthropic activities.