I am a 55 year old while male who is a life-long chronic asthmatic/COPD sufferer. I have met all the criteria for a bronchial thermoplasty procedure and am working to have it done at a prominent university hospital in southern California. My question to the group is what insurance companies are you with, and how long did it take to get approval? Also, how much was the cost of your procedure if you were forced to pay out of pocket (as it appears I may have to). I don't believe I have another treatment option so I am very much looking forward to the BT procedure, and your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.View Thread
Thank you for your response. I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties. Insurance companies just seem to be problematic for lots of different reasons. I have Aetna and I've already been denied once, but we are in the process of going back to them again.
To clarify, are you saying the procedure didn't work for you? When did you have it? How long has it been? What kind of post-procedure experiences have you had that have disappointed you? I'm very interested in hearing back from you. Thank you and best of luck.View Thread