My Lyme doc, Dr. H in NY, suggested recently that I have neuro testing done. I need to have most of this paid for by my insurance, Independence Blue Cross (IBX) in Philly.
I have IBX PPO, so can go out of state. IBX has been great about paying for things, such as 3 SPECT scans at Columbia-Presbyterian in NY.
I contacted the Columbia Univ Lyme Center Second Opinion Service. They don't take insurance, and their charge is $$$.
They referred me to Dr. S, also in NY, another well known Lyme neuro tester. Unfortunately, he doesn't take insurance, either.
I had neuro testing done when this first started, 15 years ago, at a local hospital that took my IBX PPO insurance, but the results were negative, and I had trouble even getting them to send me the results. I don't think they were Lyme literate, so I don't want to go back there.
I am willing to travel up to 200 miles (one-way) from Philly. Any suggestions?
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[ 02-10-2015, 01:10 AM: Message edited by: Robin123 ]
Posted by triathlongal (Member # 31684) on :
There is a Lyme Literate Psychologist in Morris County, NJ that I have seen but not sure if she does Neuropsych.testing or not. Is Morris County too far for you?
Posted by hopingandpraying (Member # 9256) on :
I don't know of any LL Neurologists who take insurance. Most LLMDs do not accept insurance due to the politics surrounding this horrible disease.
Read poster TF's explanation, "Why Lyme Doctors Don't Take Insurance":