hCG, or human chorionic gonadotrophin is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy.
During pregnancy, the placenta produces hCG which allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus.
Performed within Alternative Medicine Practices, although the process appears harmless (and reportedly has has little to no side effects), within a medical weight loss regimen, medical malpractice insruance companies are ballking at covering the hCG procedure. The traditional “admitted” market carriers (for example, Norcal, Medical Protective and The Doctors Company) will generally exclude this procedure altogether when seen within the alternative medicine setting. A separate policy is available to cover this exposure. We recommend alternative healthcare facilties specifically disclose the procedure to their medical malpractice insurance company to make sure the procedure is covered under their policy.
Presidio Insurance has a Medispa & Alternative Healthcare Practices Program that extends coverage for the hCG procedure, as well as any other alternative procedures (i.e. aesthetics, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, etc.).
Visit our website wwww.PresidioInsurance.com or call us directly (800)317-6411 to speak with a Medispa/Alternative Healthcare Program Specialist.