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Hello Everyone!!

 

I hope this winter is finding everyone healthy and warm.  I have a question for you all, my Raynaud's has been insane this year, even with my mitts and hand warmers I'm having attacks. I found these gloves in an outdoor store and they are 200$. I called the insurance company to see if they can help with a portion or all and they need a procedure code in order to do that. Has anyone had any dealings with this? Is this procedure code something that is easily attainable? I go see the rheumatologist on Monday but would like to have all my ducks in a row so he can prescribe them for me and have the procedure code ready if at all possible.. 

 

Take care and talk to you all soon.

 

Marsha

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Hi Marsha,

 

I'm sorry to hear that your Raynaud's has been so dreadful this year.

 

I'm afraid I'm unable to advise you, as we have a different health system in the UK and I don't have private health care and have never heard of a "procedure code"?

 

However, I'm hoping that some of our other members in the US will be able to give you the information you're requesting.

 

Kind regards,


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Hello Marsha

 

Sorry I can't help other than to suggest you ask the store and/or insurance company. I assume this code is something used to convert an over the counter item into something that can be prescribed and therefore insured so maybe the store will know or, as you say, your rheumatologist.

 

Do let us know and take care.


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Hi Marsha,

 

The gloves sound GREAT and I sure hope you are able to receive help from your insurance for them.

 

As Amanda suggested, I would visit with your insurance company once more and ask for clarification/more information so you can see this through. Dealing with insurance companies can (sometimes) be rough, but I'm thinking this was just a breakdown in communication; the person you spoke with should have automatically explained better to you how you can obtain this particular code. :emoticon-dont-know:  

Best of luck to you Marsha :emoticon-hug:


Special Hugs,

 

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Hi Marsha,

 

Have you been able to obtain the procedure code and has your rheumatologist been able to prescribe the gloves for you? I do hope that you've been successful.

 

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Hi Marsha,

 

What were you able to find out about getting heated gloves covered by insurance?  It's an excellent question and I don't recall anyone bringing this matter up before, so I am really curious.

 

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Warm Hugs,

 

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Hello Everyone  :D

So far nothing on the gloves! Hopefully I will hear soon, as it would be amazing to know stuff like that to keep us warm can be covered or a percentage can be covered for us who suffer so. I will keep you all posted when I get more information

Marsha :emoticon-hug:  :emoticon-hug:  :emoticon-hug:  

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Sweet can I ask if your Raynaud's gets worse each year or if it varies. I am trying to figure this one out, when diagnosed I was told mine was unlikely to get worse, it is very mild, but I am sure it did worsen. Again I have to say it's not that bad and I actually find stress makes an attack more likely than temperature shifts.

 

Take care.


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