Hi! After 9 months of pain mgmt,. it was determined (after nerve blocks) that I need the rhizotomy procedure (4 levels, both sides). I called to schedule yesterday and they said my insurance company only allows one level at a time, a week apart. So I called insurance co. and they said if Dr. submits note saying he can do all 4 levels at once and it is better to do it that way, they will approve it. So I called PM place today and told them that, and she said THEIR billing dept said Dr. only does one level at a time. But the clinical dept. told me that they normally do all levels at once except for those who have my insurance! I know from reading posts here that many get more than one level at a time. I really hate the idea of going 4 weeks in a row, getting jabbed in the hand for IV, etc 4 different times...this seems crazy! I feel like I am having to fight to get this accomplished and really didn't need this stress. I work plus take care of my elderly parents....I need to get this done in one visit. Have I been unreasonable?
Hoping to be pain-free soon!