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Cryogenic oblation coverage

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Joined: Aug 2005

My insurer, Anthem, declined coverage of my procedure for kidney cancer on August 19, calling it "investigative" and "exploratory." My doctor tells me the procedure -- a cryogenic oblation of a small tumor in my right kidney -- often is covered by insurers. If you had the same procedure and WERE covered, I would very much appreciate hearing from you at davidwilliamjohnson@yahoo.com. The procedure code is 88305, and the ICD9 (diagnosis) is 1890. Thank you for any help you can give me.


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Joined: Nov 2005

Sorry. I have not heard good things about anthem, one of our hospitals here in Ohio quite taking anthem all together. Good Luck!!

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