Yes, it is true that minimally invasive approach has been proven not to have great benefits over a conventional incision in terms of blood loss, pain , or speed of recovery in the same surgeons hands. It is only of cosmetic value.All studies to investigate this have been done on two groups of patients in which a single surgeon employs the two approaches in the diff groups. When a surgeon who is capable
|John WilliamsonJanuary 17, 2006 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 1600 Crown Colony Drive Quincy MA 02169-9777Re: Appeal of denied coverage, HP0412161-00Dear HPHC Representative:I am requesting for voluntary member reconsideration. Following is an explanation of my medical condition and history. In a letter dated December 23, 2005, HPHP denied my requested authorization for a total hip resurfacing.My Condition and HistoryI have DX with degenerative arthritis of the left hip, which restricted|
1. Keep a notebook with all of your questions, and the answers as you receive them. There is no question that is too trivial.2. If you’re going to Columbia for surgery with Dr. Gross, THIS SHOULD PROBABLY BE NUMBER ONE ON YOUR LIST. Contact Pat Dukes, firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s a resident as well as a godsend, and provides invaluable information for those traveling to Columbia.3. You don’t buy every contraption you hear about on… Read the rest
Dr. De Smet 2006
Insurance Appeals 101For those of you who have not had experience with insurance appeals, here’s a couple of tips I learned helping patient families with insurance appeals:(1)First and foremost, read your policy – the full document with all of the legalese, not just the coverage pages. Your employer should have a copy of the policy or coverage book or you can usually get it directly from the insurance company.
September 16, 2007
Hi All,This is an important topic that is always a worry so I feel a comment is warranted here.First, fortunately infections are rare so you should not all go running around being paranoid about getting one. A little common sense and care can prevent most infections. Antibiotics for dental work is an easy thing to do and very effective in preventing circulating bacteria from the mouth.As for cuts and