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Old 10-01-2014, 02:06 AM
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I am having back issues from a motor vehicle accident. My doctor said that it is in the area of L4,L5 and that they need to be fused. the insurance company doctor said that since he as done thousands upon thousands of back operation he suggest that I have a disco gram done on my lower back.
Since workman's comp went bankrupt the state has assigned another insurance company and my health insurance is paying the bills and the isurance3 is paying some I have to pay the balance.
From what I have been told is that the insurance probably will not pay for this service and that the insurance company the state has assigned will have to pay for it.
The question that I have is how pain full is the procedure and what is the cost of it because the insure may try and make me pay for it then make my attorney sue them for the money. The bad part is I will not get the full amount back because the atty takes his share and the insurance does not have to pay the attorney fees. So if the bill is too big I will tell the insurance they have to pay it I don't have the money.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:49 AM
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I have seen patients pay anywhere from about $1200 for a discogram, all the way up to 15K. You have to be very careful when going for these tests because there are some unscrupulous operators out there.

Call me and I'll tell you how to get the reasonably priced one.

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