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Medicare and myectomy and alcohol septal ablation operations


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  • 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"?

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    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,

    PS Tim will you help explain the techy stuff to our new friend!
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
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    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)


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      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:


      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.


      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
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