Re: subluxing subtalar joints/valgus deformity of the foot

Generally you have the right to appeal the insurance plans decision. In your papers from them or see if they have this online, you can request a hearing. Your podiatrist will need to help with writing a letter and supplying documentation.

This is a fact of life with managed care today. They claim not to be practicing medicine, but in effect they are by denying care. As far as you child needing or not needing the procedures recommended, I can not comment. You can always get a second opinion and even a third. This might help bolster your case to the insurance company. Remember they save money by telling you "NO." That is in their best interest. You may have to keep plugging away and work your way up the chain of command.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on September 23, 2005 at 21:17:10:

In Reply to: sublexing subtalar joints/valgus deformity of the foot posted by carolyn on September 22, 2005 at 16:40:54:

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