Banner - Hide this banner





Author Topic: URGENT!! PLZ HELP..SURGERY MONDAY..NO COVERAGE 4 CPM  (Read 1205 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline michelel

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
  • Liked: 0
URGENT!! PLZ HELP..SURGERY MONDAY..NO COVERAGE 4 CPM
« on: April 22, 2009, 11:05:00 PM »
I just now found out that my insurance will not cover a CPM machine.  My surgery is Monday. The procedure is OATS. Now what the heck do I do?? The rental compnay said its $20 a day, first two weeks upfront. After paying the hospital a payment on what insurance will not cover and buying the $250 breg polarcare, Im a little short on funds to say the least.  Is there anything out there that helps with cost of noncovered DME? Could you please let me know ASAP if you have any ideas for me, thanks.
Right Knee:  1983 meniscal tear scope debridment &lateral release. 1991, 1997, 2001
2003 scope meniscal tears. 
8-08 MFX MFC lesion FAILED.
 4-09 Went in for OATS-not a canidate.
 6-09 Uni Right MFC.

Offline maryc

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1412
  • Liked: 18
Re: URGENT!! PLZ HELP..SURGERY MONDAY..NO COVERAGE 4 CPM
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 02:00:21 AM »
Most hospitals have social workers connected with them, they might have some ideas - also call the rental company and ask them if they know of any local orgization that has helped people in the past.
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

Offline michelel

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
  • Liked: 0
Re: URGENT!! PLZ HELP..SURGERY MONDAY..NO COVERAGE 4 CPM
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 10:49:53 PM »
Thanks Mary, I called the rental company and they are gonna work with me.  I am so glad.  Now everything is in place for Mondays op.  Im ready, but still scared. And hopeing and praying for success leading to a pain free life.
Michele
Right Knee:  1983 meniscal tear scope debridment &lateral release. 1991, 1997, 2001
2003 scope meniscal tears. 
8-08 MFX MFC lesion FAILED.
 4-09 Went in for OATS-not a canidate.
 6-09 Uni Right MFC.















support