Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday is "Medical Bureaucracy" Day

I'd like to take this time to inform you of what the ever liberal Michael Moore has already stated.

Insurance companies in this country stink to high heavens.

As you are aware, a week ago, we had a scare with Brandon. We did not have the ct-scan/MRI requested completed because his symptoms went away. The PA felt that because his symptoms had cleared and because he wasn't experiencing a migraine that it was unneccessary for the CT-Scan/MRI to be completed.

Now to me and to every other person with a brain--pun intended--it would seem that if the Urgent Care felt it necessary to have an MRI/CT-Scan completed, then the ER physicians would follow the recommendation. They obviously felt it was imperative because they didn't want want to treat him so they could see what his brain activity looked like without medication being administered.

Apparently that was not the case.

And the PA isn't the only one to blame...it has to do with insurance policy.

I would like to pause for a moment to talk about the fact that this is my number one beef with the American government today.

Because Brandon's symptoms went away, our insurance no longer sees the need for the MRI/CT-Scan to be completed.

But in order for him to be accepted to the neurologist's office, an MRI has to be done.

So I had to call our PCP today and explain the situation to them and they said they would speak with the doctor and get back to me.

It probably won't be a big issue for the MRI to be completed. But what would have happened if something happened to him that same night we got sent home because "his symptoms went away"???

It isn't as if they are scanning a muscle/bone for a tear/brake. It is his brain!!! Outside of the heart, this is the most critical muscle in the body.

It is without a doubt one of the most ridiculous things I have ever experienced. There has got to be some form of regulation on this matter that comes into place.

I know it isn't as educational as it should be, but I figure it works. Plus at least now, you know one more reason why I didn't vote for John McCain.

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