Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What a difference 24 hours makes

Insurance says that they still consider the device a "hearing aid" and, as such, will be paid at the benefit rate of other hearing aids... $600 per ear, every three years.

{sigh} I explained that it would be SCREWED to my skull and that it does not conduct sound through the air but sound waves via bone conduction. I explained that Medicare FULLY funds it and has revised what they consider as a true hearing aid. I explained that Medicaid FULLY funds it.

So, old people and poor people can hear again, but a working-class stiff can just be deaf.

Bat rastards...

I'm not giving up yet, though. I've got some feelers out there trying to come up with a different code or something to get past this $600 limit.

Good news though... If I do end up getting the surgery, they will do general anesthesia.

Yay...

7 comments:

Bouncin' Barb said...

Aint' that the way of the good ol' USA? Screw the working class? Sure seems that way.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Hey Barb it is not just the USA that screws the working stiffs same can be said about us here..........I am in the progress of getting a bit of dental work done only because I am diabetic and at the moment the government is willing to fork out the cost up till $4000 so I am getting it done while I do not have to pay for it.......generally I can not afford to go to the dentist.

I really hope you can get around that $600 grap that is just bullshit maybe if some the people who make these decisions where affected like you are then they wouldn't apply such stupid limits.

I am so mad now I just want to hit someone.........

SkippyMom said...

Sorry to hear that Tee - keep going up the ladder until you find someone that can okay it.

Or better have your doctor explain it to the insurance company. I know when I needed extra time in the hospital with Squirrel my doctor called the insurance company to explain and they approved 2 more days - which they had previously turned down when hubs had called.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Teresa - I do hope that you get this sorted out soon. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Somnia said...

So sorry to hear that they will not cover it. i hope you find a way to get it.

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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Gotta love how the working class gets squeezed. Such bunk. Good luck making this happen!