Nov 26, 2012 - 2:12 pm
Well I finally got the call a lot of you may have, after 3 PET/CT scans , the next was scheduled for Monday the 3rd, my insurance has deemed that thePET is not medically necessary for me, they will pay for a H&N CT only, and will only approve one of those every 4 months versus the PET/CT I was getting every 3. While my insurance has paid out close to $250K for my treatments and everything else last year to current , I shouldn't really complain, but even with the scanextity that we all experience before and after any scans I felt the PET/CT was like security blanket at least for me. My onco would be contacted to set up a " as needed" discussion concerning her requiring the PET/CT I also have 180 days to appeal; my first questions would be did you ever have cancer, does anybody in your family have/had cancer. I guess the words being proactive and preventative don't come into play with the folks who make the decisions for what's paid for or not. Ok Linda stop the venting,find your zen...I'll give my onco a call to see what her thoughts are.