Re: need advice ASAP re: lyme treatment and united health care & blue cross/bshield PPO!!
Just wanted to add that I have United Health Care too (from Wisconsin) and so far have had to fight them tooth and nail for my treatments as well. They put a stop to my IV treatments after only covering two rounds for me, saying that there was no medical evidence showing that more than 4 weeks of IV treatment is effective!! Also as far as labs, doctors visits and specialty visits go, they charge you an arm and a leg if you go out of the "network". And the network size for me in this area is very very small! It was almost impossible to track down a neurologist anywhere close to where I lived in WI that was covered. So it was always very nerve wracking for me to have to worry aout who I was seeing and double checking to make sure they were in network, or having the right labs run my tests...cuz if they didn't then I got stuck with a huge bill. Plus they over charged me a time or two and caused me tons of headaches and time trying to get them all straightened up. Some of the mess took over 5 months to straighten out. And don't even get me started on their customer service, many times I would call up, get one answer from someone, then get a bill, call them back, and have someone else tell me that the first person was wrong and that that dotor wasn't in my network afterall, wasn't approved, or whatever and now I was stuck with the huge bill. All in all, if I had another choice for insurance I would grab it, but since I'm so sick I know that I can't qualify or afford to switch right now. So if I were you I would be very careful about taking up United Health Care with Lymes. Good luck.
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12
Last edited by Roman77; 11-15-2005 at 07:04 AM.