Wednesday, November 7, 2012

And so it begins...


February, 2012:
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.


1 comment:

  1. HI - I was just looking for posts from women my age group...i am 42, having braces put on in a month preparing for double jaw surger for much time off from work, if you talk to people all day, would you say you need? thanks!