German YAG laser surgery & insurance

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zephyr
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German YAG laser surgery & insurance

Postby zephyr » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:57 pm

Happy, happy dance! I've just learned that my insurance has approved the claim for the YAG laser surgery last summer. If anyone else needs help submitting the claim after the fact (for pre-approval, you're on your own), let me know. I don't pretend to now be some insurance expert but I would be happy to share the process that worked for me.

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Edited to add: my case may have been helped by the fact that portions of my lungs were removed so the surgery wasn't limited to using the YAG laser.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 Follow up colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC found during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany) on both lungs, 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
April-2019 Xeloda + Avastin

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