Monday, January 13, 2014
We've had the same health insurance where I work for a couple of years, probably more actually. I've known I've needed jaw surgery for decades, but there is need/should and then there is need/really need. I wasn't so willing for need/should. I waited until it was really needed. I got the surgeon and orthodontist figured out. Liked all parties. I loved that the surgeons office took such great care in doing all the pre-work for getting the surgery approved. I even liked that the surgeon was able to play off my jokes - like when I told him I wanted a premptive face lift while I was under the knife. He said if he could get some botox covered at the same time, he was good with it. ;)
Scheduling the surgery isn't an exact because they have to move my teeth around first. The plan was 9-12 months after braces. That meant that it would be some time between December and March. It's looking more like April now and this is a good thing. Why you ask? Well that would be because we switched insurances. This means I have to almost start all over again. Seriously. My surgeon isn't covered so I have to switch. My primary has to write a referral for the orthodontist even though the orthodontist isn't covered. The he has to write one for the new surgeon. After that, the new surgeon has to have my surgery pre-authorized. All this was done (without having to worry about the orthodontist since I have to pay that out of pocket anyway) with the other insurance. Basically this has been in the works for 15 months and now I'm scrambling to get back to where I was back in October of 2012. So not a happy camper right now.