I just underwent Stage I surgery 07/17/2008 at which point they determined that I will need to have deNovo (similar to ACI, but using juvenile tissue instead (see previous entry), medial meniscal transplant, +/- ACL revision (original in 1993, but is now "loose").
I was just curious:
1.) How long do most people have to wait to get insurance authorization between surgeries when you have both
a meniscal transplant & ACI?
2.) I presume the rehab scheme will follow that of a meniscal transplant versus ACI...Does anyone have a protocol for the rehab??
3.) What is typical insurance coverage for these procedures (for those of you whom have already been through this)??
Does insurance hold to the "typical" coverage, or do they add in "extra charges" due to the complexity of things? (ie if I have a $250 co-
pay for surgery, is it just $250, or do you end up paying more on top of that???
Sorry for so many questions, but I am just trying to "get all my ducks in a row" & figure out what to plan for when the authorization / approval actual comes through.
As far as scheduling goes, does anyone have any suggestions? I know this may sound crazy, but I am a huge Christmas fanatic & am trying to plan so that I will DEFINITELY be able to have decorations up for Christmas (even if that means decorating in September
Thanks everyone for your input, it is greatly appreciated for those of us "rookies" who have nothing but the unknown to look forward to.