What will it take for insurance companies to recognize autism as a neurological condition?

Insurance companies often treat autism as if it was a psychological condition to avoid paying insurance claims. My daughter needed general anesthesia to have a cavity treated by the dentist. The insurance company denied the claim stating: "General Anesthesia is not a treatment for autism". We appealed the claim and lost... :-(

Asked By: Jazz In 10-Forward - 9/12/2006
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This is insurance for you. My son had a bunch done a couple of years ago. Of course he gets medicaid so no problem just jumping through hoops. I would get the dentist on your case with the insurance. Find some proof that it is less stressful with the general. I know it is for the person doing the job. That is why they... More
Answered By: mpenguin57 - 9/12/2006
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You need to appeal again and get your dentist involved. He needs to send her medical records to your insurance company and you probably need to make a few phone calls as well- it seems they are confusing general dentistry with autism. This is the way insurance companies operate. They're a pain in the butt, but you... More
Answered By: Heather, R.N. - 9/12/2006
Sadly, insurance companies are notoriously bad at giving you your money. In theory, you give them a little cash now and then, and they pay for the big things.... In practice, you give them a lot of cash every month, or the police arrest you. Isn't America great... More
Answered By: ye_river_xiv - 9/12/2006
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