Can someone please tell me who orders MRI'S!
Hi once again,
I am frustrated. I feel like I am always fighting for my health and I am tired of it!
I have had three neck surgeries. I have been having major problems with my neck and Thoracic spine.I have been seeing a pain specialist and I had been getting injections in my neck well now they no longer work. My neck pain increased along with my Thoracic spine and so has the TOS.
I went in to see my regular doc to see if we can order a couple of MRI's one for the Thoracic spine and the other my cervical spine because the pain is horrible I am living in a neck brace headaches the list goes on and on. So the doctor orders the MRI's.
Well then my insurance denies them and I had to write an appeal. Well the insurance allows for the T spine MRI and denies the cervical. So then I call my doctor and tell his nurse that we need to reinstate more info so the cervical MRI can be done. Well check this out, I get a call from his nurse telling me on my machine to call ymy pain specialist doctor and have him to order the MRI.
I was like what!!! Wait a minute your my doctor and the other doctor just deals with pain.
Can someone here please correct me if I am wrong but isn't the pain specialist just suppose to deal with getting the pain under control and not deal with x rays/MRI's? Isn't my doctor the one who has to order MRI's?
I am frustrated my doctors do not listen to me.
I live in Oregon is that the way things are done here, Who ever does the ordering?
Thanks and Merry Christmas!