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... for the 3rd procedure and on. This is for procedures performed for the same surgery. ... (65 replies)
... ice and insurance company. It almost seems to me that the dr. hasn't done many letters for investigational reasons. He told me he never had an issue getting an OATS procedure done. I'm assuming he has written letters before. ... (65 replies)
... Today I faxed over about 60 pages to my insurance company that included a letter from me, medical journal info on the OATS procedure as well as several medical policy pages from other BCBS companies in other states that process OATS as medically necessary. ... (65 replies)

... I have UHC but had no issues with them covering the OATS procedure, although they did require pre-certification beforehand (the surgeon's office did that) because it was inpatient surgery. I did have the drilling done in Oct 07 which failed which is why I needed OATS, but never heard from the OS or UHC if that was a factor in them covering it. (65 replies)
... int to fix my ankle. I feel like I"m the only one whose insurance company has issues with this procedure. What was your experience like with insurance paying for OATS procedure? ... (65 replies)
... My daughter had her OATS procedure done February 2009... ... (65 replies)
... k then they could have a ENT look at it and they'll just deny it based on written policy. You need to make sure the person who reviews it knows what the heck the OATs procedure is. ... (65 replies)
... authorization status it says pending for inpatient hospital. I'm also having a cadaver tedon transfer to reconstruct ligaments as well as the OATS procedure. It seems like I haven't read about many if any people going home the same day after this. ... (65 replies)
... It just so happens after the insurance company denied the OATS procedure, the hospital called the Dr's office 2 days before surgery and asked if insurance covered the procedure. ... (1 replies)
... have BCBS with the Federal gov't. It seems that it would be the same coverage even though you're not through the feds. Montana and Idaho BCBS do consider this procedure experimental but medically necessary with a Dr.'s recommendation. So my whole procedure was covered. ... (65 replies)
... of success that lets them reclassify OATS as not investigation. I know my Dr. has a lot of confidence using OATS for his patients but he does say there's no real data out there supporting success in the long term. ... (65 replies)
... This waiting is horrible. I just want to know for sure that I can get this procedure already. When my dr. ... (65 replies)
... e. I am desperately in need of some advice. I have had two previous drillings and debridement done on my right ankle both of which failed. My doctor told me that OATS was the only thing that would keep me from having osteoporosis. ... (65 replies)
... Well OATS is investigational in the BCBS Montana language, but it can also be medically necessary. ... (65 replies)
... I have had my OATS claim denied. ... (65 replies)
... I am almost a month post Oats and I am still having a degree of discomfort. Nothing serious by any means. The site of the incision and the knuckle bone are irritated. ... (65 replies)
... Great news! If you move over to the foot problems board you'll see a lot of us there who have had OATS. (65 replies)
... was approved. I have Federal BCBS since I work for the federal gov't and the coverage is a better than normal BCBS but it's still the same company overall. My OATS was hugely successful so you can use me as a example to your insurance. ... (65 replies)
... see thread called "ankle oats after 2 surgeries? ... (65 replies)
... Kris, What fabulous news, they will get the letter! Doesn't take away all the stress lately but look at it as the first victory and try to enjoy your weekend. I have confidence, based on your paraphrasing, that this will all work out, it just may not be on your time table. About the stress, watch out for it! The month before my OATS I was so stressed I cracked a... (65 replies)




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