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Health insurance

Posted Monday, February 25, 2008, at 12:07 PM

This won't be a long posting, but I had an interesting experience this weekend I wanted to share.

Long story short, I had knee surgery last Thursday. Part of the treatment is to use a Continuous Passive Motion machine three times a day for two hours at a time. The CPM treatment is intended to keep my knee flexible during the six weeks it's in a leg brac.

I asked the technician how long I needed to use the CPM - that is, how many days or weeks I'd need it. He said, "Well, that depends on your insurance company." This is my first experience with medical-care-by-insurance-carrier. While I understand the carrier wants to keep costs down, I think my doctor is a better judge of this particular treatment - or, in fact, any treatment I receive. Anyone have any comment on this state of affairs?

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Kathy Fairchild received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in 1986 from Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa. She is also a 2003 graduate of the paralegal program at New York University. She moved to Marshall in 2006, following a career of more than 30 years with the world's largest farm equipment manufacturer. She is an Air Force brat and grandmother of four.
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