Frequently Asked Questions

What are Busch Center’s benefits?

Patients come to Busch Center from across the country and around the globe because of our personalized care, compassionate team, and MR guided in-bore targeted biopsies. Our team understands that every patient’s situation is different and – regardless of their specific circumstances – being diagnosed with prostate cancer is overwhelming and scary. Busch Center team members talk to you, answer your questions, show you your images, explain every procedure, and provide recommendations for your customized treatment plan.

Busch Center draws on the experience and evidence-based medicine that has become the standard of care in Europe. EAU guidelines require MRI of the prostate prior to biopsy and surgery.

Busch Center is setting the standard of care for prostate cancer screenings and diagnoses in the United States so that patients experience better outcomes. Busch Center patients benefit from:

  • Earlier detection and diagnosis, which leads to a better quality of life.
  • Next-generation technologies, including a Whole Body MRI, which allows us to practice precision cancer diagnosis with no needles, no dye, and no side effects.
  • MRI In-bore Targeted Biopsy with ADC Mapping – the most accurate biopsy available in the industry.
  • A visible Radiologist who explains the results and answers questions on the same day as their scan – no waiting and wondering.
  • Personalized medicine that brings the right approach (surveillance or treatment) at the right time, in the right sequence.

We bring our comprehensive knowledge and best-practices approach to each of our patients so they get the individualized, compassionate care they deserve from screening to diagnosis to post-treatment scans.

Why don’t you work with insurance companies?

We do not work with insurance companies because today’s cookie-cutter insurance model doesn’t support our personalized, advanced approach.

Current Procedural Terminology, more commonly known as CPT®, refers to a set of medical codes used by physicians, allied health professionals, non-physician practitioners, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and laboratories to describe the procedures and services they perform. CPT codes are used by insurance companies and Medicare to set reimbursement for the various procedures performed in medical imaging. Since most of procedures performed at Busch Center are outside the current CPT codes, we have adopted a cash model for our services.

How do I pay for your services?
Since most of procedures performed by Busch Center are outside the current CPT codes, we have adopted a cash model for our services. That means funds are due when services are provided.
Will my insurance reimburse me for your services?
Each insurance company has different limits in place. We cannot control or predict how your insurance will handle your case. You will need to work directly with your insurance company to determine what will be reimbursed.
Do I need a referral to be a patient at Busch Center?
Referrals are not needed to come to Busch Center.
How do I get pre-approval from my commercial insurance company?

Our third-party insurance pre-certification expert works with Busch Center on the private insurance pre-certification process for scans, biopsies, and TULSA treatment. The patient must provide a copy of their private insurance card along with an order from their doctor. Per insurance company policy, a pre-certification is not a guarantee that the services will be reimbursed. **Busch Center has no insurance contracts and is out of network with all insurance companies.** If you have no out-of-network benefits, the insurance provider will not cover any services provided at Busch Center.

Busch Center has opted out of Medicare which means that any procedure performed at Busch Center will not be covered by Medicare.

I still have concerns.
We understand your situation is unique and you likely have concerns. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn more about you and tell you more about our approach to compassionate care. Please contact us directly at