Insurance and Crohn's Testing...

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   Posted 4/23/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if most everyones insurance has allowed for "duplicate" tests?  I have noticed that some of us on here have had the same tests done more than once, fairly close together and I wondered if you had a hard time getting the insurance to cover it?
The reason I ask is because my Internist wants me to get a second opinion and I wonder if my insurance will be willing to cover another set of scopes, etc., if the second GI wants to do them himself.
Thanks everyone!

Melissa H
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/23/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I had that problem when I had an accident a couple of years ago. They took me in the ambulance to one hospital and did all these tests and then put me in a helicopter to go to another (better!) hospital where they did several of the same tests again that night!! The insurance wouldn't cover the second tests. I was so mad and refused to pay (I wasn't conscience, I didn't ask for the tests, haha!) I think in the end they paid.

The best thing to do probably would be to just call your insurance company and explain the situation - they would probably be able to check and see if it will be covered. Best of luck!

30 year old wifey and mom to 3 little girls, 2 dogs, and 2 ratties and working full-time outside of the home...nap anyone?
Suffered with symptoms for 12 years, dx Crohn's-Colitis 11/2007.  Taking Asacol, Omeprazol, Rowasa, Bentyl. Flaring off and on and trying to avoid steriods.  Visited a naturopath, got a vitamin B injection and have started taking NF Formula's "RF Plus" with every meal.
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