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Forum: New Member Introductions 10-18-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,738
Posted By henry4956
That's very tough, to have severe back pain for...

That's very tough, to have severe back pain for so long at such a relatively young age. I certainly understand your desire to have it covered by insurance, but IMO you should have an open mind to the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,169
Posted By henry4956
Actually I intended the post for Hesham. Hanshan,...

Actually I intended the post for Hesham. Hanshan, Hesham I messed up. Please Accept my apology Hesham

Regards,
Henshem, I couldn't resist
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,169
Posted By henry4956
Hanshan, I think the 1st thing you can do is read...

Hanshan, I think the 1st thing you can do is read your mri report. It should mention something about the degree of facet degeneration at L5-S1. If moderate to severe (or grade 3 to 4) then fusion is...
Forum: The Big File 10-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,825
Posted By henry4956
Aqua stationary bikes

I have been having issues with my feet. Specifically now (ball of foot pain). I've tried several cheap products but I can't seem to kick this. It's inhibiting my walking rehab and it's very...
Forum: International Assistance 09-12-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,647
Posted By henry4956
Congratulations - making the decision and...

Congratulations - making the decision and selecting the surgeon is the most agonizing part. You will start getting nervous as the date approaches but you are on a good path.
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By henry4956
very good stuff. I have taken a lot of good...

very good stuff. I have taken a lot of good advice from Frank and others. I am exceedingly confident that I will beat the odds. I have been pouring myself into this appeal. Good luck to you...
Forum: The Big File 09-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,206
Posted By henry4956
Good article, not surprised at all either. My...

Good article, not surprised at all either. My DEXA revealed borderline osteopenia - Dr Zeegers told me the report was worthless and verified my bone strength when he examined them after I was opened...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By henry4956
For what you've been through, consider it a...

For what you've been through, consider it a blessing. You deserve it. I will be closely following your ongoing journey. My gut tells me, your solution is near. keep the faith bro

Hen
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By henry4956
So far in the whacky world of BCBS I have...

So far in the whacky world of BCBS I have received (2) different reasons for denial. Via phone days before I received the official denial in mail I was told that it was all about the 'emergency' vs...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By henry4956
BWink, I checked today to verify about overseas...

BWink, I checked today to verify about overseas medical coverage that is NOT of an emergency nature. I do not, as I suspected have it.

I do have an excellent plan, it has covered so many things...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-01-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By henry4956
Man that's great for you. Congratulations....

Man that's great for you. Congratulations. Working on my 1st appeal now. I did what you did, but when I got my case # I specifically asked if they wanted supporting docs over the previous 3 years...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-31-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By henry4956
I feel very good about the construction of my...

I feel very good about the construction of my appeal. Kelly I know you are going to send me your docs, but in all honesty I have done a lot of background work on my own and I have consulted with an...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By henry4956
Thanks Jen & Kel, I recently talked to a guy who...

Thanks Jen & Kel, I recently talked to a guy who had surgery with dr Zeegers (2 level lumbar, like me) back '04' with the Charite. He won with his 1st appeal. He sent me his letter - it was very...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By henry4956
Thanks Frank

Thanks Frank
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-25-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By henry4956
David vs Goliath

Just did a search on 'external review'. Not promising. Starting to feel like I am David and Blue Cross is GOLIATH.
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By henry4956
Appeal using 'External Review' method

I received a denial on my initial request for reimbursement from Blue Cross World Wide. I had 2 level ADR surgery with Dr Zeegers in April.

There are two ways to appeal a health plan decision:
...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By henry4956
Optimistic, I think you are right - now that I...

Optimistic, I think you are right - now that I look at it again. Although in my actual phone conversation the person I spoke to was emphatic about the 'emergency' thing. He actually said to me that...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,656
Posted By henry4956
My sympathy and prayers go out to you 'DogPilot'....

My sympathy and prayers go out to you 'DogPilot'. It appears as if you are not interested in responding and who can blame you. Every time I post something positive about my own journey I try to be...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By henry4956
1st denial

I have my 1st official denial. BCWW does all the fact checking and validates all international records then they passed it on to my local BCBS of RI and it was denied by them, they said:
it did not...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By henry4956
I've talked to JasonHHH (I think that's his name)...

I've talked to JasonHHH (I think that's his name) on this site. He doesn't post much. I did everything exactly like he did, I'm still waiting.

Concerning the Pre-Auth. Very debatable as to whether...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,583
Posted By henry4956
Sent you a PM Renee, hang in there - there is...

Sent you a PM Renee, hang in there - there is light at the end of the tunnel
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,583
Posted By henry4956
Hi Renee, many of us have been where you are at...

Hi Renee, many of us have been where you are at right now. I thought about checking out of this world on many occasions when I was at my lowest point. I would encourage you to seek the comfort that...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 08-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,520
Posted By henry4956
Pool traction..more

I also put on ankle weights when hanging to give it a little extra pull. I started with 2 lbs on each ankle. They have some that are adjustable so you can keep adding weight - up to 5 lbs per leg. I...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 08-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,520
Posted By henry4956
If you have access to a swimming pool (deep...

If you have access to a swimming pool (deep water), put a noodle under your arm pits and simply hang in the water. I always do this after I do my other aqua routines and swimming. Do it for at least...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,447
Posted By henry4956
I have BCBS RI, and BlueCard and for a while it...

I have BCBS RI, and BlueCard and for a while it seemed like I was going to get reimbursed. They contacted me after I had sent them all the wiring/invoice docs about a specific invoice that was not...
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