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Steph, were you having any symptoms (cysts, bleeding, thickening of the endometrium etc)? That would satisfy medical necessity along with bc diagnosis. You can check MSKCC.org and look up my doc, Noah Kauff. On his bio page are links to artlicles he had published regarding brca 1&2 and oopherectomies. Hope this helps! The appeal process can be very frustrating; they hope you will give up, but you can prevail! Good luck!
Don't give up the fight with the insurance company yet.....push them on giving you the hyster paid, too. If your company is anything like mine, they are rat bast@#$# to deal with but keep sending paper back at them.
You know, there are so many books out there on how to cope with bc or whatnot but there needs to be one on how to get your way with insurance companies and doctors. (My DH just opened my eyes to something I never even thought of...bargaining with doctors and hospitals. Maybe you all knew this, but it never occured to me to say to them, "Well, I don't care if the bill is $500 all I am only going to pay $150 and no more and you can take me to small claims court to try to recover your costs but I don't think it will look real good before a judge that you're trying to bankrupt a woman with breast cancer..." He went on in that fashion and they said, "OK, we'll take the $150 and write the rest off." I was stunned!)
Don't let them get you down! And as for "medically necessary" just what do they think, that women wake up one day and decide on a whim to have major surgery?! Maybe they need more WOMEN on your review board.....Harumpf!