Topic: PET scan denails?
My mom was just informed at my Dad's last chemo treatment that their insurance company (I believe they have a Cigna PPO) now refuses to pay for PET scans unless they are for initial diagnosis. The nurse/receptionist said that this is a new thing that many insurance companies have implemented as of January 1st, 2011 in the US.
Has anyone else heard of this? Or is is just their certain insurance? I'm afraid they don't have many other options for insurance since its through my Dad's company and he is currently on Long Term Disability.
On a side note: his Dr is going to try to bargain with the insurance to approve it anyways once he needs another one, but I'm just so surprised that they would do this when clearly a PET scan is so much more effective than an MRI or CT scan with this type of cancer. (Well, no, im not surprised. Insurance companies are you-know-whats).
I love you, Daddy.