If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Medicare and myectomy and alcohol septal ablation operations

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

Degrand Find out more about Degrand
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Medicare and myectomy and alcohol septal ablation operations

    Does Medicare cover these operations for HOCM and what is required for authorization? Is Medigap coverage critical?

    P.S. What are "Smilies" and what is a "BBCode"?
    Grateful

  • #2
    Welcome,

    Medicare will cover a myectomy with no trouble - we have had many people on medicare have the procdure. Has someone suggested you are in need of septal reduction?
    Can you tell us a little more about yourself?

    Best wishes,
    Lisa

    PS Tim will you help explain the techy stuff to our new friend!
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Medicare and myectomy and alcohol septal ablation operat

      Originally posted by Degrand
      P.S. What are "Smilies" and what is a "BBCode"?
      From the FAQ:

      http://forum.4hcm.org/faq.php#21

      What is BBCode?
      BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can use BBCode is determined by the administrator. You can also disable it on a per post basis from the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed. For more information on BBCode see the guide which can be accessed from the posting page.



      http://forum.4hcm.org/faq.php#23

      What are Smileys?
      Smileys, or Emoticons, are small graphical images which can be used to express some feeling using a short code, e.g. means happy, means sad. The full list of emoticons can be seen via the posting form. Try not to overuse smileys, though, as they can quickly render a post unreadable and a moderator may decide to edit them out or remove the post altogether.


      Hope that helps!
      Thanks, Tim
      Forum Administrator

      Comment

      Working...
      X