Hope this isn't too personal, but how are people paying for

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Hope this isn't too personal, but how are people paying for

Postby Lgleaton » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:48 pm

...this procedure?

...I'm new here and trying to read everything in one four-day weekend 8O !!

... The thing I don't seem to see in many posts is how folks are paying for this procedure at Dr. Dake's. I guess my real question is, has anyone been successful having his/her HMO insurance cover this?

...Sorry to be so upfront.

Thanks for your help,
Lisa G
DX RRMS 11/02<br />RX Copaxone 12/02 - 3/10<div>Elevated head of bed 3/10 - present</div>
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Postby CureIous » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:19 pm

Welcome to TMI, formerly TIMS yuk yuk yuk. Takes a good four dayer to get through just the highlights here! Happy perusing. Don't neglect the stickies upstairs they are quite a valuable resource.

Many of us talk insurance stuff on our individual threads, some threads are just insurance. There's a ton of stuff on here already, just a matter of pulling out the info in a timely manner.

Of course there is a big diff between "needing referral" type insurance and self-referred type PPO's like what I had, so I'm no expert by any stretch, but first it would be incumbent to get your GP on board and in the loop about what you would like to do and why, attacking it from the "fixing bad veins" angle rather than "treating MS". (ONLY, not one or the other but a mixture of both!)
If-it-aint-broke-don't-fix-it does NOT apply here...

Here's a few threads I dug up:

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-75607-i ... html#75607

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-8847.html

Can you tell us what HMO you have?

Everyone as far as I know that has had the stenting has had coverage for the stenting regardless of company. It's a matter (of course) of how much, in network out of network in state out of state and all that...

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Mark Miller
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko, Virtually symptom free since, no relap
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Postby Lgleaton » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:35 am

Thanks so much for the quick reply!

I have Blue Shield HMO Access+ through CalPers. I think it's pretty standard public school teacher issue. I'll be in touch with my GP tomorrow to see what I can get rolling. I really appreciate your welcome and advice.

So glad I found this site!

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