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Dr.z and Dr. Ed...finally getting back to you about Aetna denial

Posted by Elizabeth C. on 7/22/03 at 07:27 (124944)

Dr Ed and Dr Z,
I finally posted a response to your comments about my insurance problem. It is 'burried' in all the other posts from 7/11 and 7/12. Let me know what you think. Thanks!!!!
Elizabeth

Re: Dr.z and Dr. Ed...finally getting back to you about Aetna denial

Dr. Z on 7/22/03 at 17:27 (124980)

I think that the only way you will get Aetna to pay ( maybe) is to take them to small claims court. Its your only hope at this time

Re: Dr.z and Dr. Ed...finally getting back to you about Aetna denial

Elizabeth C. on 7/26/03 at 11:33 (125279)

Dr. Z,

It would probably cost me more to go to small claims. I'll have to work out a payment plan with M&M Orthopedics. I sure hope my new insurance will cover the third treatment. My right foot is nowhere near pain free, especially in the morning. I might need more treatments on it in the future. It's a question whether I can afford them. Thanks for your advice.

Elizabeth

Re: Dr.z and Dr. Ed...finally getting back to you about Aetna denial

Jean P. on 7/30/03 at 12:51 (125680)

Good luck Elizabeth. Aetna denied me too. I had to pay for my own treatment. I switched insurance co. but still don't understand why Aetna wont pay for something that works and is cheaper than surgury.

Jeanie

Re: Dr.z and Dr. Ed...finally getting back to you about Aetna denial

Ed Davis, DPM on 7/30/03 at 23:29 (125750)

Jean:

Aetna is very pro-surgery. They rarely pay for orthotics. Go figure.
Ed