Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Well I got the dreaded denial letter in the mail. :-(. The insurance company is claiming the procedure is investigational. Interestingly, they only denied one of the procedure codes and not both. I called and talked to the insurance specialist handling my case. She is going to check with the coders and see if something can be changed and re-submit the request or else we will have to do an appeal. More waiting in pain of course. I had another cervical epidural yesterday. Head is still killing me. When I sat up in the recovery room my head actually hurt worse for a minute. It decreased back down to its normal constant pain within a few minutes after they gave me some caffeine though.