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Getting proton therapy covered by insurance

We're here to help

The New York Proton Center is committed to helping you secure approval by providing your insurance company with supporting clinical evidence about your case. We will work with you to complete all the paperwork, explain to your insurance company the reasoning behind your treatment plan and assist you with the appeal process as needed.


Please contact us so we can discuss your particular situation and provide support through every step of the process.

Determining your coverage

Proton beam therapy is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance companies. Coverage is determined on a case by case basis depending on your diagnosis, medical history and other factors.


Our Financial Counselor team will work with your primary oncologist to obtain and send all required clinical information to your insurance company to request and obtain authorization prior to scheduling treatment. We will also inform you of any deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses. The New York Proton Center has a financial assistance policy that allows patients to apply for a discount to cover some medically necessary out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance. Learn more about our Financial Assistance.

Our commitment to assisting with appeals

If your insurance carrier determines that your case requires further review, your first request might be denied. This happens often so don’t get discouraged. In fact, it might take several appeals before your submission is approved. We will support you through this process. We can respond directly to insurer questions, write letters of medical necessity, provide supporting documentation, participate in peer-to-peer discussions involving your case and provide comparative treatment plans as requested.

A proven, effective treatment.

Proton therapy has been approved by the FDA since 1988 and used effectively for decades—including by our partners—to treat cancer. The clinical data validates proton therapy as an effective form of cancer treatment that is neither experimental nor investigative. We will be happy to share our research validating proton therapy as an effective treatment for cancer with your insurance provider to help you secure coverage for treatment.

How can we help?

Want to find out if proton therapy might be a good fit for you or your patient? Call us at 833-NYPROTON (833-697-7686) or fill out the appropriate form below.