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Steve W

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Medicare & implant?
« on: January 27, 2019, 08:03:20 PM »

Gentlemen, I have Medicare kicking in beginning in February. I have supplemental secondary insurance as well. Do any of you have experience with getting current Medicare plans to cover an implant? I've signed up for a Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare plan. Any guidance would be sincerely appreciated before I start the process, which I am sure is challenging.
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65, Albuquerque, NM. First onset 18 years ago. Original bend reach 90 degrees, now 60. Verapamil helped slightly, as did pumping early on. Now using traction and waiting for Medicare & my private insurance to cover an implant next year.

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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 01:56:48 PM »

I have Medicare and a supplement and never heard a peep from any problem getting approved for my implant.
I don't know about Medicare Advantage programs since I think they supersede regular Medicare.
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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 02:25:15 PM »

Thanks Tomas, that is encouraging.
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65, Albuquerque, NM. First onset 18 years ago. Original bend reach 90 degrees, now 60. Verapamil helped slightly, as did pumping early on. Now using traction and waiting for Medicare & my private insurance to cover an implant next year.

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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 06:04:56 PM »

Steve, have you decided on a Phoenix doc?
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Implanted 01/22/19 by Dr Avila.
18cm AMS 700 CX, 3.5cm RTE 100cc reservoir
Diagnosed with Gleason  prostate cancer.
Monitoring it for now.

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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 08:46:59 PM »

Not yet. Haven't discovered whether or not they are high volume enough, to make me feel comfortable. Denver would be doable as well. Locally, I don't like the guy claiming to be a specialist.
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65, Albuquerque, NM. First onset 18 years ago. Original bend reach 90 degrees, now 60. Verapamil helped slightly, as did pumping early on. Now using traction and waiting for Medicare & my private insurance to cover an implant next year.

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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »

I have Medicare as primary and government BCBS as secondary and they paid every cent other than the initial video consultation.
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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 08:58:32 PM »

Does Dr Eid take Medicare?
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Re: Medicare & implant?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 10:29:22 PM »

Yes, Medicare is my primary insurance.
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