RSD / CRPS Treatment Center and Research Institute

Fee Schedule & Billing Information

The Institute will verify your current information at each visit to keep our records as updated as possible in order to serve you better.

There is an 80% deposit required on all procedures. Payment is expected at the time of the visit. The balance will be due no later than 30 days after the service. Payments can be made by cash or credit card. We accept VISA and MASTER CARD.

The Institute is under no obligation to pursue reimbursement on the patient’s behalf other than to provide the patient an insurance claim form. See footnote*. The codes used by most insurance companies for reimbursing patients are published below.

Effective October 17, 2007, health providers at the Institute were no longer under the University of South Florida (USF) contractual rates with insurance companies. A link to the document verifying this change in status is available. Physicians and staff at the Institute are non-participating health professionals with regard to contracts with all insurance companies. 

Workers Compensation, insurance companies and IME cases will be prepaid as per individual agreement. Our staff can provide you with the form to submit to your attorney / workers compensation adjuster / insurance company. 

The Institute’s Treatment Center provides free follow-up evaluations to research subjects.

Our staff will assist you in financially planning for your care with us.

You will need to bring documents to your initial evaluation at the Institute.

Please bring your medical records and New Patient Information Form. The New Patient Information Form can be downloaded from the following site:


New Patient Information Form





Fee Schedule

Policies and Procedures for Claims

The following fee schedule is based on usual and customary charges in the Tampa Bay Area. The fee schedule is global which means the fees include all the physician fees and facility fees. The Treatment Center does not accept assignment from any insurance company. The following fees are subject to change without notice.


Policies and Procedures for Claims



All listed fees are global (Includes all fees)


1. Stellate Ganglia Nerve Block per block: $1,300
Deposit: $1040
USA CPT Code 64510

2. Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block per block: $1,470
Deposit: $1176
USA CPT Code 64520

3. Trigger Point Injections (for 1-2 injections):$200
Deposit: $160
USA CPT Code 20551

4. Trigger Point Injections ( for 3 or more injections):$250
Deposit: $200
USA CPT Code 20552

5.Bilateral Occipital Nerve Blocks: $600

Deposit: $480

USA CPT Code 64405 50

6. Four-hour ketamine infusion by anesthesiologist: $2,500
Deposit: $2,000


The 2009 Coders' Desk Reference lists the following CPT codes for "Therapeutic Intravenous Infusions"
96365 - first hour
96366- each additional hour.


The total fee for the 4-day treatment with Escalating Dose Ketamine Constant Rate Infusion is $10,000. The treatment includes a free follow-up evaluation approximately one month after the treatment to determine long-term outcome. The fee of $10,000 is a global fee that includes all fees.

Due to the scheduling structure of our infusions, a commitment fee of $500.00 is required at the time the infusion is scheduled.  This fee will be refunded at the time of the infusion.  This fee is non-refundable if for any reason you need to reschedule or cancel the infusion.


Reimbursement for Ketamine Treatment   .... Learn more



1. Initial Evaluation: $500
USA CPT Code 99245

2. Follow-up evaluation: $360
USA CPT Code 99213

3. Independent Medical Evaluation (IME): $1,500 **


 Additional USA Insurance Codes


ICD-9 codes:
337.21 - Reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the upper limb
337.22 - Reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the lower limb


Surgery Facility = Code 24

3. The Institute’s Tax ID # = 03 - 0467829

4. Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick's medical license #: 40765


* Recent publications report how the New York Attorney General and the AMA are going after "crooks" employed in the health insurance industry .... learn more

** Failure to appear will result in a $500 no-show fee



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Fraudulent Reimbursement By Insurance Companies

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“The current industry model for reimbursing out-of-network care is fraudulent. The industry uses a conflict-laden database riddled with errors at the expense of the consumer.

The database is neither independent nor fair. This leads to chronically flawed decisions. Given the heavy burden of health care costs that working families must bear when insurers fail to pay what they owe, the out-of-network system must be fixed” - Read More




4-Day Outpatient High-Dose Ketamine Treatment
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Use of Opioids (Narcotics) to Treat RSD / CRPS in Children & Adults
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Sympathetic Blocks: An Overview
Learn about sympathetic pain blocks in this video.

High-Dose Ketamine Coma
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Top Research

Use of Opioids (Narcotics) to Treat RSD / CRPS in Children & Adults

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RSD / CRPS in Children

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