Category Archive for: ‘Insurance Denial’

Navigating Medicare Policy on Physical Therapy and Other Services

By ANN CARRNS MAY 29, 2014 For years, some people on Medicare had difficulty getting insurance coverage approved for physical therapy, occupational therapy and other treatments. The prevailing approach was that if the therapy was not helping to improve a patient’s condition, then it was not eligible for coverage. “They’d get denied because they weren’t improving, or because they had plateaued,” …

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Fibromyalgia Patients Fight Insurers Over Medication Coverage

Sunday, July 13, 2008By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a second fibromyalgia medication last month, you’d think the nation’s estimated 10 million acute pain fibromyalgia sufferers would be delighted. Not quite. While welcoming any new treatment, patients also know that insurance companies have been slow to cover Lyrica, which won FDA approval a …

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