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Old 07-11-2006, 11:23 AM
fiddle fiddle is offline
Join Date: May 2005
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I feel like an idiot that I didn't check sooner...I really thought they would not pay for overseas. Now I have a surgery date of July 28th with Dr. Zeegers. I leave on the 23rd. Need to put this together FAST.

Any tips would be appreciated. They need a "Letter of Medical Necessity"...basically What and Why.

Thank you!
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:18 PM
letteski letteski is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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A letter of medical necessity should come from your doctor. Dr Delamarter wrote me one. Could have been what got me covered plus the articles and the letter I wrote with the help of and attorney. You can find it in Good Insurance Co News Take what ever you need.

Good Luck
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:12 PM
LBP LBP is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2005
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Are you having a Charite overseas with Dr. Zeegers? i wonder if they are willing to pay for a device implanted overseas that is not FDA approved...and why would they pay for an FDA approved device implanted in Europe but not in the US?

Doesn't make any sense other than they pay a smaller percentage (for out of network dr) of a less expensive surgery????

Is Dr. Zeegers still making you pay up front and you're just encouraged by the fact you might be reimbursed? Or is Dr. Zeegers "accepting" your insurance and billing later?
Injured 9/01
Annular tears L4/5 & L5/S1
denied adr by insurance for 2 level charite as well as hybrid fusion at L5/S1 with Charite at L4/5.

New ins paid for 2 level lumbar prodisc surgery on 4/7/08 (at age 39) with Dr. Westerlund, at Core Orthop
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