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  1. pwd doc
    pwd doc May 31, 2014 at 7:58 pm | | Reply

    I suspect you, Wiil,, have written many of these letters of medical necessity yourself as an educator, as have I as an MD. I am therefore surprised given your wisdom and wit that you didn’t make any pithy comments how the time it takes to write these letters and fight insurance company increases the cost of medical care (to the providers, as there is no reimbursement for the time it takes to write these letters and call the insurance companies on the phone). Lawyers charge big bucks to write 1 line letters or make phone calls! Years ago I had to write letters of medical necessity for insulin and syringes as many insurance companies refused to reimburse insulin as it was not a prescription item (the old fashioned insulins) or reimburse for syringes because drug adducts might get them (then the addicts got them for free while the PWD’s had to pay). The insurance companies even required letters of medical necessity for young children with type 1 diabetes! If insurance companies had to pay $15 for every letter of medical necessity, there would be a lot fewer unnecessary letters written.

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  3. John Peter
    John Peter June 4, 2014 at 5:39 am | | Reply

    I suspect you, Wiil,, have written several of those letters of medical necessity yourself as a tutor, as have I as Associate in Nursing MD

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