Feb 03, 2010 - 11:42 pm
I'm wondering if anyone else has had difficulty obtaining permission from their comprehensive Anthem Blue Cross coverage for a PET-CT scan after surgery to remove a 3-cm lymph node from the neck which biopsied to be a metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Is this going to be a trend? Does Blue Cross fear an excessive number of false positives from the PET-CT? Has Blue Cross suggested alternate diagnostic protocols for anyone else here? Does Blue Cross deem a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to be less than serious?