Posted by Googy
on September 13, 2000 at 01:53:33:
In Reply to: Re: Medicare coverage of STN surgery? posted by Bruce on September 12, 2000 at 18:14:50:
: : : Does anyone know of a source that would tell me which states that medicare will pay for the STN surgery. I know we are told to just pick up the phone and call medicsre, but I have a feeling I would have a hard time describing the surgery to that "nameless" civil servant. The lady who takes the calls at Kansas University medical center told me the surgery is covered by medicare in that state. Will medicare cover the surgery in the state of Georgia?
: : Bruce if Kansas covers the DBS under medicare,all states do.It is a Federal Medicare agency.Under Health care Financing Administration. Look on the internet.WWW.medicare.gov......Try it ,
: : Googy
: Googy, sorry, but after placing a few phone calls, medicare policy does vary from state to state. Kansas University med. center has performed a lot of STN surgeries and is booked up to Jan. or Feb. of next year. I now know that Ohio and Georgia are still seeking FDA approval. Bruce
I guess I'm the dumb bunny.I had no idea that states have there own policy.It makes no sense.Why dont you come here and stay with us.I hope that California has.I will find out !