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What is the best way to fight an insurance co that denies approval for a rhizotomy recommended by 3 mds? Appeal letter sent; 2 peer:peer reviews done
Keep fighting: The only way to win is to persevere. This is a stare down competition the first person to look away loses. It sucks that it takes all this effort, but it took me and one of my patients almost 1.5 years to get procedure approved. We never waivered and obviously the treatment helped and was appropriate for care which inevitably helped. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No records: Dental labs have only the prescription of the treating dentist directing them as to what he or she wants to be done to that patient , and that prescription becomes a part of the patient records. So patients may ask for a copy of there records from there treating dentist not the dental lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray safety: No one, patient, doctor. Or staff should be exposed to unnecessarily ionizing radiation. There is a risk of it causing cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-rad-risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hypertention. Which job is ideal 4 me? Teacher job or administrative job of teacher training, visit schools , collect & send information of its?
That's up to you: Your high blood pressure condition may be affected by stress, often times from the type of work we do. It's impossible to predict what job is ideal for you in the context of high blood pressure. You should ask yourself, "of these jobs I am presented with, what will be the most satisfying and gratifying career?" most likely, that will also be the job that causes you the least stress. ...Read more
Overweight with poor blood work. Also stopped breathing for 2 minutes at a time during sleep. Need MD-signed statement to fly non-Economy. Help!!!
I'm currently undergoing chiropractic treatment using Impulse Adjusting Instrument for my neck issues. Proper time range for each session would be?
Only chiropracter: can answer , trained physician do not believe all diseases are due to maladjusted spine , and ' adjusting ' will cure them. THere is no known scientific proof this ' impulse Adjusting instrument ' Good Luck ...Read more
Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?
No: It is medically necessary for all people that work with patients with c. Difficile to be aware that they have it so that they can take the necessary precautions to prevent its spread throughout the facility. Also the aides must gown and glove to prevent acquiring the infection themselves. ...Read more
Top PC surgical oncologist at teaching hospital/major center, says T1. He rather not get 2nd opinion on cyto lab results. Operation set. Hmm?
I'm 36 and have 2 copies of APOE4 per Pathway Genomics. I have mild cognitive issues. What testing is appropriate that insurance will cover?
Careful: Insurance ≠: issues. Typical larger issue is NMR-lipoproteins by Vantera Analyzer, the primary driver of arterial disease & strokes, along with ?ed BP. So optimize LDL to <400 nmol/L & large HDL to >9 umol/L by NMR along with HbA1c <5.0% & Systolic BP <120 mmHg. Also study the work of Leah Makley (more details later) ...Read more
Usually the trial: Most clinical trials are arranged by the sponsor of the trial (usually a pharma company or device maker) who wants to satisfy fda requirements for approval. In most cases, the fees are paid by the company. Some even pay you for participation. In some cases such as cancer therapy, insurance will add some payment. If you have some illness, you can google it and trials to see if you are eligible. ...Read more
If my pc dr's referral isn't enough, can a neurologist perform the necessary memory tests to satisfy the insurance company to approve an MRI?
Wrong place to ask: You're wandering (and wondering) blindly. Your insurance carrier has policies for everything, probably including your situation. Check your insurer's website. If it's not there, call them and ask to be sent the relevant medical policy. It's likely that your doctor hasn't read it either. Your next move will be determined by the policy. Pay particular attention to "medical necessity" clauses. ...Read more
Is it normal to charge a patient a cancelation fee prior to the initial visit and before any policy or procedures have been discussed. ?
Depends: Although not typical, it is not unusual for more and more doctors to charge a cancellation fee or missed appointment fee. Often this is done because the time blocked for your appointment prevented the doctor from seeing other patients. Fees such as these, should be explained in advance on the new patient paperwork or packet. Discuss this with your doctor if you disagree with such a fee. ...Read more
Are elisa tests conducted by physicians, or techs? and how much training is required to conduct one?
Boutique medicine =stress for patient. More stress = disease. Anxiety about these fees being tip of iceberg. My primary doctor sent out glossy brochures of what his patients will get for $1500/year extra.
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This : This sounds like there is a legal question here. Recommend that you pose this same issue to the avvo legal website. Lawyers are provided an opportunity to answer questions as a public service. Good luck. ...Read more
Can patients ask for a copy of pap, std, and blood work results for their own personal records even if test were normal?
Absolutely : You are entitled by law to a copy of your medical records including all test results. Though very similar, every state and every office has their particular rules and procedures in handling requests for medical records and they have the right to charge you, if so desired, a fee for making copies (50-75 cents per page customary). I feel it is a good idea for patients to keep copies of test results. ...Read more
"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi,
professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high! only income comes, via social security disability, an
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