Nov 25, 2012 - 2:01 pm
Dear friends...I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I have my first follow-up appointments after treatment in December. I am scheduled for a PET scan and will see the radiation and chemo oncologists and the surgeon.
A couple of questions...
First of all, can anyone tell me what to expect? I imagine I need to be prepared for some invasive procedures/exams.
Secondly, my insurance pays 100% if the procedure is pre-authorized (done by hospital) or if I pre-notify (done by me) the insurance company. The problem is that I'm not always sure what needs to be done for which procedure. For example, one would think a CT scan would require pre-authorization. Come to find out that my insurance doesn't require pre-authorization, but requires pre-notification.
My plan is to make sure I pre-notify on everything.
So...the question is...do these docs do any other procedures that might require a pre-notification or authorization other than the PET scan? I plan to pre-notify my insurance and to make sure the hospital gets pre-authorization for any procedure just to be on the safe side.
Thank you for any information, and most of all, I wish each and everyone of you a happy holiday season.