Re: Denial of coverage question?
If denied coverage ask the insurance company for proof of the reason - you want to see the actual documents that led them to the decision. Often it's based on notes such as "patient was seen today for gastric pain, may be ulcer" and then the insurance company sees the possibly treatment/diagnosis of an ulcer. And then if he was given a medication to take for ulcers, but later it was found not to be an ulcer, that makes it even more difficult.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08