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chrissy

The Nerve Of My Insurance

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we are still having trouble getting our insurance to pay for my son's testing. the gal at the gi's office talked to them and they want the doctor's notes-----my son hasn't been in, we tested because it is genetic, so there are no notes to send them. the INSURANCE said for us to put him on a gluten free diet. this kid has no symptoms except an IgA deficiency----there's no way he'd go on a gluten free diet just because the insurance said to. it makes me so mad!!!!!! the gi said that he could tell the insurance that if they won't pay for the blood test, then he could do an endoscope instead----and let them choose.

christine

get this----i just opened a letter from my insurance company, they sent it out because i just had a birthday. the letter is about preventive health screenings. here is a quote from it. "preventive screenings are important because they can help identify diseases early on when they are easier to treat." and they don't want to pay for my son's blood test??????

christine

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I can believe it... Insurance companies are a racket anyway. They are in the business of trying how to figure out how to avoid paying for stuff.

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Having done this myself for other reasons I would recommend that you copy their little "love letter about preventative testing" and write a calm, reasonable worded letter to their "Appeals and Review" Dept. and ask them to re-consider paying for the celiac testing as this would definitely be "preventative testing" and would take the guesswork out of whether or not your child has celiac.

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I think Debmidge has a really good idea. When you approach them with a calm, firm attitude and a very valid argument, what can they do? Basically, right now they've shot themselves in the foot. I think you're in a very good position to argue your point -- and get the results you need. Good luck -- but I'll bet you that it works. (Debmidge -- seriously -- a really good idea) . . . Lynne

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preventive health screenings. here is a quote from it. "preventive screenings are important because they can help identify diseases early on when they are easier to treat." and they don't want to pay for my son's blood test??????

christine

DON'T YOU WISH THEY HAD A CLICKABLE SMILE THAT HAD YOU HITTING YOUR SELF ON THE HEAD..

This is too amazing given your previous paragragh.

I have no comments that would be allow for me to print here.

:ph34r: I'm sorry, it's kinda like a slap in the face.

judy in philly

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