Dealing With My Insurance
June 22, 2017 6:19am CST
I am so upset right now. After approving my injections for my back for 4 sessions, my insurance is denying it now saying I need to go to physical therapy or do exercises at home. I have been involved, calling both the insurance and the doctor's office to try and get it resolved but they are still denying it. The first two injections only relieved the pain for a couple of weeks. The doctor decided to do it differently and I have had such success with it. I had it done in April and it has lasted almost two months. Even now I don't have as much pain as I did before but it is slowly coming back and I don't want that to happen. My doctor is going to appeal it while also having me do home exercises. After my back is better, they are going to start on my neck. I have some pretty serious problems going on in my neck and we are trying to avoid surgery as I have heard it isn't always successful. I'm not looking forward to having injections in my neck but I always choose to be sedated so I won't feel anything. In the beginning I wasn't going to be sedated since the procedure doesn't last long at all but I heard heard friends say they had it done without sedation and it was very painful plus you run the risk of moving your body which could cause some serious problems. Well, it's almost the weekend and I'm looking forward to it. My brother and I are going to get out for a while and do whatever comes to mind. What have you got planned for the weekend?
15 people like this
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun 17
It sounds like someone in the office who writes up the reports used the wrong code, perhaps you can ask your doctor to look into that. I don't make plans, I just do whatever comes to mind .... right now it's getting the hot air out of this mobile home.
23 Jun 17
I hope you get the insurance company to pay, I can imagine how frustrating fighting for it is. I hope your pains goes away and good luck with the therapy and what ever fix you go for. I am getting ready to camp with my sister in July so all I am doing is painting, and painting, and painting,,,,I'll be gone almost the whole month of July. The store needs a lot of stock.
• United States
22 Jun 17
ya got pre-approved fer the injections 'n now they're denyin'?? call yer states insurance commission 'n see if'n they can't help ya out, hon. ugh, i so despise insurance companies! most oft the person'n the other end'f the line aint e'en a registered nurse, much less a doc - they go by codes put 'nto their puters 'n the suggestions 'f such. ridiculous... i do hope that'cha find some peace from the pain, hon. i agree, best to be out'n happy land fer those injections. big hugs, air ones so's not to do ya more harm. the weekend? nary a thingy 's per the norm 'round here.
• United States
22 Jun 17
Nothing like having a bunch of bureaucrats who can't spell spondylolisthesis, let alone ever experienced its pain, telling you what you can and cannot have. I feel for you. I've been there. Amazes me how they'll approve an addictive medication, then pay the thousands to get a person un-addicted, but won't pay a hundred for a medication that's relatively side-effect free. But then, whoever said insurance companies had brains? I'm going to Indianapolis for a concert tomorrow, and maybe stay the night depending on what Cindy does with the rain.