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Hello , 

 

im just wondering how long it takes to hear back from your insurance company  about  having a cochlear implant coverage .. I already have the surgery date and all the follow up appointments sent to me .. 

Would the insurance company send me a letter or email ? 

 

Thanks 

karen 

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@Karen fudge

Your CI center may hear first.  Are you able to contact them and ask?

Mine was fast.  I did receive a letter.  No email.  I could also see it online in my insurance account under pre-authorizations.

When is your surgery?  Which processor did you choose?

Wishing you the best!

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Hello,

Thanks for getting back so promptly .. appreciated .. I’m having a cochlear implant done  in NYU Langone ..  where I go they do push for the Kanso . Seem to update more frequently and the processor has two microphones .. which I’m tending to lead towards ..   I haven’t received a letter yet ...

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@Karen fudge

Wishing you the best.  I go to NYEE.  

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@Karen fudge I never did receive a letter - my insurance considers CI implantation fully covered without pre-authorization.  But my clinic did receive notification, which they request because they want to be sure of being paid, I'm sure.

So then I asked the insurance company for a letter and they sent one.

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@Karen fudgeeveryone knew before I did .On my first implant my CI center secluded my appointment all set and told me to show up I will hear from the insurance company if there is a problem. 

I had a second implant same as first but I did get a letter of approval two day after I had my surgery 

So go figure

Good Luck

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Hello all,,  my insurance is still pending . The office told me that I may get denied a few times. And they will appeal .. I think as I have single sided deafness may be the issue ..But I also have slight loss in my right to .. Its very frustrating with my hearing and the waiting game is horrible.. I guess they have to give u a date for surgery for insurance purposes? Also have to get a check up in the next week for overhaul EKG vaccines blood work .. Thanks for everyone who responded , this site is a pleasure to be on and nice to have people out there who understand how u feel...

Karen 

 

15 hours ago, Mary Featherston said:

@Karen fudge I never did receive a letter - my insurance considers CI implantation fully covered without pre-authorization.  But my clinic did receive notification, which they request because they want to be sure of being paid, I'm sure.

So then I asked the insurance company for a letter and they sent one.

 

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@Karen fudgeYep I will remember going to the doc for the overhaul to see if you are still a living human.

I know it’s easy too say but don’t worry about being denied . CI center will handle it.

I am the world worse person for waiting I won’t even wait in line at the grocery store so what does that tell you.

Yes this is a very helpful and understanding site as we are all in the same problem and really no one understands.

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It depends on your insurance and mail preferences. For me, my insurance has an online portal and my preferences were set to email. I got an email notification of a new message in the portal. I went in there, checked, and saw the letter of authorization. Took about 2 weeks. The hospital was a little longer as it had to be physically mailed, go through all their internal mail system, etc. before they would act... about another week.  It was a little stressful with all the waiting. 🙂 But, it all worked out.

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Thanks for your help 

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Hang in there @Karen fudge.  We are rooting for fast insurance approval for you!

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Thank you .. No word yet been 2 weeks .. 

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@Karen fudgeas my wife say Patience she tells me this all the time.You are dealing with corporate America don’t rake it personally.This is why it’s called a journey.Your CI center will stay on top of this try to relax 

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@Karen fudge I let the CI clinic take care of all the insurance paperwork / communication.   Then right before surgery the insurance sent a letter to my house that they need more info.  I was worried so I called just to find out it was already approved. It might seem slow and tedious process but keep positive and i hope all works out for the best!

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Hi thanks for the positive thoughts and wishes .. the CI are dealing with it and have dealt with SSHL one sided , which makes it more of a challenge .. But fingers crossed . It’s the waiting game it’s so hard .. 

 

Thanks once again 

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