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  • Can you sue your health insurance company if they refuse to cover lumbar total disc replacement despite your doctor's recommendation?

  • When your doctor determines that artificial disc replacement surgery is the next course of action in your treatment plan, the next hurdle is your insurance. What happens when your health insurance carrier won't pay for your artificial disc replacement surgery? You and your doctor may have to file an appeal.

  • While many health insurance carriers still deny coverage for artificial disc replacement surgery, the inclusion list is growing, which is encouraging and is tipping in favor of more carriers covering than not.

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives more disability applications for back problems than any other physical illness or injury. However, Disability offices do not hand out these allowances eagerly for such back pain conditions and the process can also be long, extremely discouraging and sometimes crippling. Here's what you need to know.

  • Perry Hunt is a 53-year-old construction consultant, who needed a hip replacement. Hunt had health insurance but his insurance refused to pay for the surgery, and the out-of-pocket cost was going to be over $100,000. "I went on the MediBid website. I ended up finding a fantastic doctor in San Antonio, and I paid just $21,000."

  • More people than ever are aware of the opioid epidemic so why are opioid alternatives so hard to come by for pain management? The answer could possibly be that health-insurance companies are making it difficult for patients to get reimbursed who undergo alternatives without approval or completing denying them in general.

  

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