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A patient is diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and is seeking treatment for...

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smittyc | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:58 PM via web

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A patient is diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and is seeking treatment for chronic, acute pain. A spine surgeon recommends a spinal fusion to relieve the patient's unrelenting pain. This surgical procedure is considered experimentaland is denied by the utilization review of the patient’s health care insurance. What recourse does the patient have with the health insurance carrier?

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