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mri Ny

Postby hope4eva » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:07 pm

ok so my new ob wants me to get a special mri that shows nerves like pundendal & others this is fine with me but i dont think my state insurance wil cover it anyone in ct ever able to travel ? im scared i wont b able to do this and even if i can i dont know if blocks will b coverd thanks for your advice
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Re: mri Ny

Postby Karyn » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:54 pm

Hi hopeforeva,
You may have to get a letter of medical necessity from your GYN in order to get this covered by insurance. Have you discussed this with him/her?
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Ultra Sound in 03/08 showed severely retroverted, detaching uterus with mulitple fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Pressure and pain in lower abdomen and groin area was unspeakable and devastating.
Total lap hysterectomy in 06/08, but damage was already done.
EMG testing in NH in 04/10 - bilateral PN and Ilioinguals
3T MRI at HSS, NY in 09/10
Bilateral TG surgery with Dr. Conway on 03/29/11. Bilat ilioinguinal & iliohypogastric neurectomy 03/12. TCD surgery 04/14.
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Re: mri Ny

Postby hope4eva » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:26 pm

yeah a letter or referral is no problem im just concernd it wont be covered cuz its out of state
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Re: mri Ny

Postby Violet M » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:01 am

Each insurance plan is so different you would have to check with your plan. Mine covered out of state items that were not available in state as long as it was considered medically necessary. Good luck with your insurance. ;)

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Re: mri Ny

Postby hope4eva » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:09 am

bad news my insurance wont cover mri im screwd
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Re: mri Ny

Postby Karyn » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:19 pm

hope4eva wrote:bad news my insurance wont cover mri im screwd

Not even with a letter of medical necessity?
hope4eva wrote:yeah a letter or referral is no problem im just concernd it wont be covered cuz its out of state

There's a difference between a referral and a letter of medical necessity. If your doctor writes a letter explaining your unique condition, requiring unique imaging not available in your area; sometimes the insurance will allow and pay for the scan.
Ultra Sound in 03/08 showed severely retroverted, detaching uterus with mulitple fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Pressure and pain in lower abdomen and groin area was unspeakable and devastating.
Total lap hysterectomy in 06/08, but damage was already done.
EMG testing in NH in 04/10 - bilateral PN and Ilioinguals
3T MRI at HSS, NY in 09/10
Bilateral TG surgery with Dr. Conway on 03/29/11. Bilat ilioinguinal & iliohypogastric neurectomy 03/12. TCD surgery 04/14.
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Re: mri Ny

Postby hope4eva » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:35 pm

i know the doc did a preaautherasation and referral i will ask about the letter thank u
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Re: mri Ny

Postby Violet M » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:42 pm

Well, that's unfortunate, Eva. Maybe it would be worth it to go through the appeals process. Or maybe you could get a local doc to follow Potter's protocol if there is 3T MRI capability in your community.

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Re: mri Ny

Postby hope4eva » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:02 pm

yeah i called the ob yesterday about the medical necessity letter never heard back yet ,i dont know my insurance really sux its just state of ct huskey
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Re: mri Ny

Postby hope4eva » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:06 pm

ok so my ob talked with dr potter and i guess there is a program for people without coverage for the mri its free ! it sounds to good to be tru really so ive made an apt for nxt wk !i wanted to post this as an update but also to let people know about this program !
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