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TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/27/2011 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Who is your insurance company and did they cover the Colectomy?
26 years old
On going Chronic Constipation. Abdominal distention,Nausea and painful gas started 2/2011.
2003- Hypothyroidism
March 2006- Colonoscopy,removed polyps
April 2011- Sitz Marker shows Colonic Inertia. Defecography shows small Rectocele and moderate sized Enterocele but it is not effecting anything. Waiting on Manometry!
4/28-Appointment with Colorectal Surgeon

Disneynut66
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   Posted 4/27/2011 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Aetna. They say they are covering it, but they keep denying certain things and asking the hospital for more information. As far as take down for the j-pouch, that was all covered.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step April 4, 2011. So done with this disease.

NewShinyCD
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Total Posts : 474
   Posted 4/27/2011 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Aetna as well. Everything was covered, even a private room. The only thing I had to do is "pay" the deductible which was split up between my surgeon and the hospital.
I also owe the anesthesiologist too, but they will get their cut when I'm ready, lol.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Takedown - Sometime next year; busy with job/school.

Another UC wife
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   Posted 4/27/2011 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Blue Cross and fortunately everything was covered....We paid $56 - two $20 copays for office visits and two $8 meals delivered to his room for me so I didn't have to leave to go get dinner. We are very lucky for sure.
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/27/2011 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the answers. I am with Blue Cross. I just know sometimes insurance companies will not want to pay:(

Another UC wife
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   Posted 4/27/2011 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
BTW even though we used a facility and doctors that we knew were covered I made sure beforehand the pre-approval was in place just so there would be no unexpected surprises since this was going to be a very large bill.

Mayo Clinic does get pre-approval for something like this even though we had been using them for 3 years.
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.
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