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Coverage & copay for ESWT

Posted by lee on 8/27/03 at 14:07 (128166)

Hi,

I have called my insurance, BCBS of Michigan, which says that ESWT is covered if conservative treatment has failed after 6 months and its done in or out patient in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center, 20% copay.

So do you know what this means in terms of how much it might cost me out-of-pocket?

I've truly tried everything else and failed, so this is my last hope.

Re: Coverage & copay for ESWT

barb s on 8/27/03 at 19:17 (128214)

I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH IT IS. ALL I KNOW IS MY DRS. OFFICE CALLED AND
SAID THEY OKED IT. BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN IN PIAN SINCE OCT.03 TRY CALLING THE DR.S OFFICE. FOR PRICE. I DID HACE IT AT A OUTPT. SURGERY CENTER IN
TOLEDO OHIO...BARB

Re: Coverage & copay for ESWT

Kathy on 8/27/03 at 20:38 (128227)

What type of insurance do you have? I teach in Southern Ohio & was just turned down by MedMutual Plus. (no ESWT services are covered by them) Now I'm back to just wrapping my heel with tape & taking lots of Motrin.

Re: Coverage & copay for ESWT

lee on 8/27/03 at 21:21 (128233)

Our insurance is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, although we live in Southern California. My husband's work's headquarters are in Grand Rapids.