Topic: PET scan pre-certed by insurance....finally!

Finally!  My insurance company issued a pre-cert for a PET scan, which I'm having on Monday.  Of course, the disclaimer is that it's no guarantee of payment, and I guess I'll just deal with that later.  But the PET is coming at the perfect time.   There is a possibility I have a spot outside my liver and the PET will show if it is "live" (or not).  I'm a complete nervous wreck over this, and the possibility of surgery (resection attempt #2).

I'm having the PET done a different hospital other than the one I have my MRI/CT's done.  The oncologist where I get my chemo was able to give the insurance company what they needed, and poof it was pre-certed.  This particular oncologist told me she was going to go through the national registry.  I have not done any research on a national registry for PET but I think it's called NOPR.  Not at all sure how it works, but she obviously knew what to do.  Thanks to all on this site that helped me to question the original denial.

Also, my case goes in front of the tumor board again next week.  Hopefully they will think that resection will be helpful for me.  But that one spot......

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers next week.  Thanks.

- Suzanne

Re: PET scan pre-certed by insurance....finally!

Suzanne,

Good Job!  I think it is great they are going to do the PET Scan.  I firmly believe that it is necessary when dealing with this type of cancer.  I will be hoping for the best out come with the scan & also the tumor board. You will definately be in my thoughts & prayers. Let us know when you find something out.

Darla

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Re: PET scan pre-certed by insurance....finally!

Suzanne....I am happy to hear about the perfect timing of the pre-certification for the PET scan.  Appears that by next week many of your questions will be answered.  Crossing my fingers and sending  tons of good wishes your way.
Marion

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Re: PET scan pre-certed by insurance....finally!

Suzanne,
   Good work! So happy you are going to get the PET scan. Remember - those "spots" often turn out to be nothing serious. I will keep you in my prayers, also hoping for a good outome from the tumor board.

Joyce C.