News, Views, and Information about Disability

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Prior Authorization Policies: A Look Behind Mysterious Denials

In his mid-July article, MaineCare's Prior Authorization Policies: Sometimes Government Cuts Are Not the Reason Your Medical Supplies Were Denied, Mike Reynolds explains how coverage of his durable medical equipment (DME) for his colostomy got snarled.

Eventually, he gets to the bottom of the problem. (Hint: In bureaucracies, as in grammar school, spelling counts!)

Should you have a denial, this article might help you get your coverage with greater understanding (and maybe a touch of humor).