Cancer patients and their families often experience anger, fear, and confusion upon receiving a denial from their health insurance plan. Their first response is often to contact their health insurance plan immediately upon receiving the denial which is not recommended. Instead, cancer patients and their families should carefully review the details of their health insurance coverage policy and the specifics of the health insurer’s appeals process.
Cancer patients should know the following;
In addition to identifying the facts and seeking support before contacting the health insurer, it is just as important for cancer patients to perform their own medical research to support their appeal. Valuable information can be gathered from various cancer advocacy groups and organizations, books, and respected internet websites. If information identified by a cancer patient or their family includes medical terminology they do not understand or the relevance of to their diagnosis and treatment, please discuss with a member of the medical team at the proton therapy facility selected.
Additional beneficial information cancer patients should try to obtain