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Re: [IP] Celiac lab tests and insurance coverage

On 4/30/07, Sarah Dowdell <email @ redacted> wrote:
> My doctor sent me for bloodwork to test for celiac and my insurance denied
> payment for the two tests that I received because they are "experimental
> antibody tests" which are universally denied.
> Any advise?  Should I pay the invoice and then fight it to get reimbursed,
> or not pay it and fight it.  I'm leaning toward paying it and then
> fighting,
> but I don't know if I pay it then they'll try to get me with the whole
> "well
> you accepted the terms" kind of deal.

If you DON'T pay it, then the Drs. office will fight the insurance company
along with you.  If you pay it, then maybe they won't fight the insurance
company quite as hard.   :-(

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