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Anyone know if Avera Health Plans pay for ESWT

Posted by Toni on 8/09/03 at 18:42 (126659)

I will be going to see the doctor next Thursday for hopefully a definitive diagnosis. I have severe heel pain that has developed ever since I injured my knee (which also has to be looked at) I tried calling the Avera Health Plan office to check into coverage but she couldn't tell me and said if I could get the procedure code maybe she could tell me then. Sheesh shouldn't they know that? I have read alot of the posts and am rather scared to try anything for fear it won't work and will cost bundles.

Re: Anyone know if Avera Health Plans pay for ESWT

Dr. Z on 8/09/03 at 20:05 (126664)

0020T is the code. Ask them do you cover Shockwave for heel pain. ESWT that don't have a clue sometimes. I never heard of your health plan. Where are you located?

Re: Anyone know if Avera Health Plans pay for ESWT

Toni on 8/09/03 at 21:02 (126666)

I live in Yankton, SD

Re: Anyone know if Avera Health Plans pay for ESWT

Dr. Z on 8/10/03 at 13:36 (126687)

Maybe this is a small insurance company that will weight the medical facts and approved ESWT for you