I am in the market for one of these...my doc is not being very helpful. From what I can tell, these are covered by Medicare with a 20% co-pay...so it will cost me $800 (20% of $4000). My dad got one last year, and he got it through his private insurance.
I read that these companies were being sued by insurance companies, because insurers feel these units should be rented at lower prices, since patients dont use these for life. Can I actually rent one? My doc said these are single use only, so how can anyone rent it, and how can the insurance company sue manufacturers?
Also, which one to get????
I thought these were all outside the body, but when I did my research, Biomet (EBI) makes one called SpF that is implanted...why would anyone want to get another surgery for one of these, when there are plenty that are outside the body?
Please help me understand.