Upper and Lower braces to straighten my teeth in preparation for double jaw surgery.
August 21, 2012, 9 am:
My second appointment with Dr. Turvey at UNC School of Dentistry. His specialization is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he is supposed to be the best in the area, so I am putting my face in his hands. After review of x-rays and completion of Sleep Study, Dr. Turvey stated he would submit a letter to my insurance for pre-authorization of double jaw surgery. Surgery date set for February 20, 2013.
1pm- began stalking blogs of others who have or are going through double jaw surgery
and filling my bookmark folder with favorites.
Thurs., Oct. 25, 2012:
Received a call from the representative at my surgeons office (bless her heart! I think she needs a vacation.) She stated my insurance co. would not pre-authorize this type of surgery, but they did pre-authorized my in-patient hospital stay (what?!?!) I called my insurance company for a clearer explanation and was told they actually had pre-authorized the surgery and hospital stay and that I would be receiving a letter to state this.
Today... November 7, 2012
- Still haven't received said letter of "Pre-Authorization" from the insurance company so not feeling very confident.
- Still stalking blogs and feeling a little more like I can do this and it will be o.k.
Would love to hear from anyone who has gone through this surgery at UNC with Dr. Turvey.