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Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-07-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Applying for social security

SSA sends out information regarding estimated benefits every 5 yr starting at 50 (50, 55, 60, 65)

Once you have applied for SSDI you can no longer see your estimated SSDI benefits. If you had not...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-07-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,518
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Social Security review ... Anybody??

There's two different versions of SSDI/SSI CDR (Continuing Disability Review)

(1) A one page form with approximately 6 questions total on front and back.
(2) More extensive packet for more in...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-07-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Have I lost my Medicare?

Have you been approved for SSDI? If so, Medicare begins 24 mo after your SSDI benefit begin date.

For example, my timeline :
*Last worked due to disability 4/2009
*Thus eligible for SSDI...
Board: Back Problems 02-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: bone growth stimulator for fusion

No. Since it's worm externally and is non-invasive it seems unlikely as it only acts to facilitate fusion / healing.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-28-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

An Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. Or a specialty few know of, a Physiatrist (physical medicine doctor). Sometimes an OSS won't see you until you have a spinal MRI. But sometimes they will.
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-25-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

Sometimes shoulder and am pain can be coming from problems in the cervical spine. If you look up a spinal dermatome chart you'll see where on the arm / shoulder / hand you may feel pain. Make sure...
Board: Back Problems 01-25-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: bone growth stimulator for fusion

I had one for my cervical and lumbar fusions. Most are disposable, eventually the battery dies. I wore mine around the house as much as possible.
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 12-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Help ... Insurance company billing more after meeting out of pocket maximum

Also, search for a reputable health insurance claims advocate. These people work to rectify insurance claims. They charge a fee so you'll want to find a few and ask for how they can help you, ...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 12-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Help ... Insurance company billing more after meeting out of pocket maximum

Be sure you know the in-network deductible and out of pocket maximum for each plan, old & new.

Calling will do no good. Start a paper trail. Write to Aetna given the address for correspondence...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 12-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: I got approved

I'm assuming the approval letter doesn't denote what your monthly benefit will be. Thus they are likely running the numbers to establish your award amount. Once that's done you should get...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 12-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,308
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Disabled or not? I'm so confused...

If you feel you can do some work look for a large employer known to provide Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD). A basic clerical job at an insurance co, hospital, etc. ....
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 07-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Disability and being confined?

Being on disability, be it SSI / SSDI / LTD / STD / WC, doesn't require you be home confined. However it does require that you be unable to perform work and have limitations.

For example, if you...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 03-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,326
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Fully Favorable but they won't pay or deny my request

Without an attorney I don't think you'll have any luck. If you go out of work, then file soon after, you reserve your right to go through all the levels of appeal. If you go out of work and become...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Workers Comp

Correct, but that doesn't make it a work related condition. If you need accommodations you can talk to HR. Have you contacted a WC attorney? A review of your case may clarify underlying condition...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Workers Comp

Yep, that will be tricky as WC can argue the pop was not due to your job, but even if you had been kneeling down at home it would have happened because of the underlying condition.
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,326
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Fully Favorable but they won't pay or deny my request

Do you have an SS attorney? That's what you need. I'm not familiar with this type of outcome. I assume you have any approval or denial letters from SS that explain what occurred, the decision,...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Workers Comp

What they're seeing is a degenerative condition that pre-dates your claim for WC. Was there a specific job duty or requirement that caused an injury or is the injury the product of years of patellar...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Social Security Called on Saturday!

They will continue benefits while they do a review. Carefully review any letter received. Make sure he contacts all his doctors and advises them that SS is looking for information, he should ask...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Been through the two/three denials, now ALJ

*Went out of work 04/2009.
*Applied & approved for employer Short Term Disability (STD) 4/09-10/09.
*Employer Long Term Disability (LTD) approved 10/09 to present.
*07/2010 LTD required I...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 02-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Workers Comp

What is the underlying condition? Often that will exclude you from WC if the underlying condition can be considered more of a cause than work. For example, if you tore your ACL partially 10 yr ago...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-21-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,306
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Help: Multi-level Cervical Disc Disease & Herniations

Good luck! While you'll feel better soon it can take weeks or months to see improvement in your symptoms. So please don't overdo it in terms of trying too hard to get strength back. It will come...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 01-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Arm pain following chiropractor visit

Find a new chiropractor.

Look online for a "dermatome chart" or "dermatome picture"

Leg pain can be pain generated form problems in the lumbar spine. A nerve impingementin the lumbar spine...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,306
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Help: Multi-level Cervical Disc Disease & Herniations

As bad as a fusion sounds, an ACDF is a very easy surgery for the patient. I just had C4 fused to an existing C5-C7 segment I had fused in 2006. I had a posterior foraminotomy in 08 to open the...
Board: Back Problems 12-29-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Headaches after ACDF

Have you had any massage or physical therapy? I just had my second ACDF where he fused C4 to my prior C5-C7 ACDF of 2006. While I haven't expert a headaches, I did from lumbar fusion surgery which...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-27-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,810
Posted By SpineAZ
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 01-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,657
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: New here i need help with ssdi hearing

Wow. Then that's a HUGE date change.

*DLI of 03/31/2011 can be an issue if you agreed you weren't disabled until after that date (Oct 2011).
*However, part of the agreement to move the Date of...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 01-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,657
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: New here i need help with ssdi hearing

Lizzy this is a complex question. We'd need to know:

When did you last work?
What date did you claim you were first disabled?
What were the reasons/diagnoses you stated limited you from working?...
Board: Arthritis 12-14-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

I'm getting back to full strength, it will take a while. Occasionally there's maybe a Jar top I can't grasp with enough strength to get it to turn but that will come with time. That's a the only...
Board: Arthritis 12-14-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

I had rt hand done 9/11 and lt done 12/4. I head to the doctor today for my first post op. He puts me in a soft cast for 10 days then a hard cast for 2 wk. The day the hard cast is removed I head...
Board: Arthritis 11-27-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

There's nothing I can't hold. A glass, a pitcher, a baby's hand, a hammer, a screwdriver, a suitcase, etc. If piano is your hobby, it will take time to refine your technique. Talk to a...
Board: Arthritis 11-25-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,274
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Anyone Here Who has had basal joint surgery and knee replacement?

Had right basal joint arthroplasty 9/11 and having the second next week, 12/4. Went better than I thought, not pain free but by using the hand once out of the cast I naturally improved so I'm sure...
Board: Arthritis 11-16-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

You'd have to practice a bit. I have had a good result and it hasn't impacted my ability to type wtihout looking at the keyboard. I do feel a "stretch" when going to a further key. However, I chose...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 11-16-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,389
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: How does SSD determine Onset date??

Onset date is when there is first solid proof of you being disabled and you are not working.

So if someone works until 10/27/12 and is laid off. Has a severe stroke 01/18/13 and had not yet found...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 10-21-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,657
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: New here i need help with ssdi hearing

Quicker likely means "we filed with the____ date, but judge thinks it's__,__date. If we accept the judges date the decision is quick since we're agreeing with the judge. If not, we have your fight...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 10-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,657
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: New here i need help with ssdi hearing

If they amend the claim to an earlier date, then SSDI can begin earlier. If you did 6 mo of work and they moved the date later than the date you originally claimed, then SSDI starts at a later...
Board: Arthritis 09-20-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

So far all went well. They kept me two nights to keep the arm numb. I am already on pain meds so I'm opiod tolerant. They didn't want to send me home in pain and/or with heavy hitting meds. This...
Board: Arthritis 09-09-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

I also feel the left one starting to have symptoms. We'll see how it does during the next 8 weeks! Or it's next!
Board: Arthritis 09-08-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Talking Re: Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

THANK YOU SO much for your response. I feel much better. I have "heard" from my doctor that it provides relief but to hear it from someone who has been through it makes me a bit calmer. I'm at the...
Board: Arthritis 09-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,946
Posted By SpineAZ
Thumbs up Severe basal joint arthritis - surgery 9/11/12

I had bilateral Carpal Tunnel Surgery in 2011 (right in March then left in April). Did well but had increasing right thumb joint pain. Steroid injection in July hurt like crazy and didn't work. So...
Board: Back Problems 09-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,916
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: I have been diagnosed with Degenerative disc disease

Hi Tacky: Just so you are aware, you posted in response to a 3 yr old question/thread. You'll find it easier to check out the date of the most recent posts before responding.
Board: Arthritis 07-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,274
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Anyone Here Who has had basal joint surgery and knee replacement?

I had my knee replaced, at age 45, 9/28/11. I had 10 prior surgeries on that knee, 5 of which were "open" so there was a lot of scar tissue. For me the TKR was a very tough surgery. The...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 06-21-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,534
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Employer STD and LTD

Employers vary on termination practices:
*Some terminate employment at the end of FMLA (approx 12 wk)
*Some employers terminate at the end of STD / Beginning of LTD
*Some employers have an...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 06-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,534
Posted By SpineAZ
Employer STD and LTD

Given the following example:
*If someone last works on 4/27/12
*First day out of work due to disability is 4/28/2012
*Employer offers STD and LTD, both with the same insurance company
*STD is...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 05-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,862
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Getting approval from doctor for disability

Surveillance can only be used if it can show you consistently do activities above and beyond what you and your doctors have stated.

This is why I say never say "never" on a questionnaire uniless...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 05-04-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,862
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Getting approval from doctor for disability

Yes, an SS advocacy firm is fine. There are many that contract with LTD insurance companies and the only way an LTD ins co is going to refer you to an advocate or attorney is if the firm is proven...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-16-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,536
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Severed Nerve any ideas on pain relief?

Small dose anti depressants are known to help pain and often worth trying. Perhaps consult with a few pain management doctors to find their perspective on the use of these medications. My PM...
Board: Disabilities 04-14-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,765
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: What do you say when people ask "What do you do?"

I do find I have to push past the pain and get out, even if to sit in the sun and take a walk around the block. I just had my hair highlighted, and while never a huge make up wearer I do find that...
Board: Back Problems 04-13-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,564
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: SI Joint Pain

I had an SI nerve ablation and it REALLY helped. The total effect lasted for a year and I haven't had to go back and have it done again yet, but it's always an option.
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 04-10-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,862
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Getting approval from doctor for disability

Be sure to get a copy of the exactly plan under which you are covered. Most plans allow the first 24 mo of LTD under any Own Occ definition of disability during which you must be unable to do the...
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 04-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,862
Posted By SpineAZ
Re: Getting approval from doctor for disability

Your employer is the one that makes the decision as to your employment. Is your employer administering your FMLA or is The Hartford administering both STD and FMLA.

If your STD is not approved,...
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