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INSURANCE COVERAGE & ISSUES => Insurance Coverage => Topic started by: Kep on July 14, 2009, 09:50:43 AM

Title: Microprocessor knees and insurance
Post by: Kep on July 14, 2009, 09:50:43 AM

    Has anyone with UnitedHealthcare insurance ever had them pay for a C-leg or any microprocessor knee?
Title: Re: Microprocessor knees and insurance
Post by: herb on July 18, 2009, 09:34:51 PM
Hi Kep - I got a prescription and an estimate from my prosthetist and submitted it all to United Health Care. A few days later I got an approval and my prosthetist ordered all the components. The next day I got a call and a letter from UHC saying that the approval was a mistake and would I mail it back to them. I did not mail it back to them and they ended up paying for my c-leg. good luck Herb
Title: Re: Microprocessor knees and insurance
Post by: naseigfried on July 19, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
I've heard that United is one of the worst in covering almost anything prosthetic.

Sorry Kerry
Title: Re: Microprocessor knees and insurance
Post by: casa_15 on July 29, 2009, 02:33:39 AM
Hey there Kep... Did you find any information yet on how to battle the insurance companies. I'm trying to get a microprocessor leg as well, and would appreciate if you had any information that you found elsewhere. I have a hydraulic knee that I got a year half ago and it just doesn't cut it. I'm finding out that the insurance companies don't like to talk to their clients. They say that I need to refer to my prosthetist and have him speak to them. Please give me a shout if you find anything. Thanks
Title: Re: Microprocessor knees and insurance
Post by: Mitchee on July 29, 2009, 12:46:38 PM
Title: Re: Microprocessor knees and insurance
Post by: pegleg jack on July 30, 2009, 09:04:24 AM
Mitchee, yuou have posted dome real sound and good advice on this subject THANKS A BUNCH :-*