Jim spent the better part of a week working on the appeal after our advocate had to bow out due to personal concerns beyond her control. He submitted it this morning VIA Fax and Email to many top execs. at Aetna and the State of NJ. Appeal Submitted at 9:00 this morning…APPROVED at 4pm.

It would not have been nearly as positive without all the help and guidance of Laurie Todd Johnson (theinsurancewarrior.com) Thank you Laurie for everything!!!

We got an informal email approving the surgery for Becky at the University of Minnesota. Formal documents are on the way!!



One response to “7 HOURS….REALLY?!?

  1. Becky,
    I just found your page via Facebook, after reading one of your responses to my posts on the CP and TP AIT support group. Praise God that your appeal was approved. Does that mean that your insurance will cover the costs for the surgery?

    My surgery was November 29, 2012 so I am just now eight months post op. I had been very ill for over five years, and had been to so many doctors, specialists, and my last gastroenterologist actually told me there was nothing he could do for me! He even said that if there was something, he would know about it. My primary care physician was so angry and frustrated, he told me that we were going to start with a clean slate and get a whole new set of doctors. He said he was going to assign me a nurse case manager through my insurance company, and in the meantime I was to go o line and start a search for pancreas specialists. And that’s how I found the transplant team in Tucson. So a few days later when my nurse case manager called to introduce herself, I gave her the phone number for University Medical Center in Tucson. She called them and within twenty minutes I had an appointment with them, and they even accepted my military insurance. I know that God was in control of everything.

    My whole transplant team, care givers, nurses, everyone has been amazing. It is a difficult surgery and having an awesome team of doctors and nurses makes all the difference in the world.

    I will definitely be praying for you and your transplant team. If there is anything you want to ask about the surgery, that I can answer as a patient, I will be happy to help.

    Katherine L. Piper

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