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BC/BS and coverage overseas?
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:59:25 PM »
Hello, has anybody had success defraying  the costs of overseas treatment?  I'm looking into visiting the "spa" in Birmingham and need to get my ducks in a row. ;D

I assume i should start with a call to BCBS, is there a specific person to ask for ie. advocate, negotiator, arbitrator etc?

This seems like it should be a negotiable scenario, assuming that they would likely spend less money if I go overseas compared to what they would spend here in network.

What is the roadmap?  Fill out paperwork and request benefits then appeal a denial if necessary?

thanks for any tidbits


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Re: BC/BS and coverage overseas?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 04:16:05 PM »
I've heard of people talking their insurance company into paying a flat amount, it was something like the average cost of the surgery here in this country.... it was a while back, maybe someone will remember the post.

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Re: BC/BS and coverage overseas?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 02:05:56 PM »
Anyone have any additional info on this?  I self-paid in Birmingham and am now really eager to get after my BCBS HMO.  Thanks. Jon.

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Re: BC/BS and coverage overseas?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
i'm still working google at this point and found this. 


also found that the hospital that Mr Mcminn operates out of is "approved"


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Re: BC/BS and coverage overseas?
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 05:48:13 PM »
My brother lives in NH and has BC/BS.  He had a pleasant visit with Dr. Su here in NYC and is currently
recovering at my house, 2 weeks post op. In case you can't get BCBS to work in Birmingham.

Dr. Su, 12/31/09 LBHR
LBHR - 12/31/2009 - Dr. Su


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