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Does my insurance company cover Dr. Schneider’s Physician’s Assistant (PA)?

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Does my insurance company cover Dr. Schneider’s Physician’s Assistant (PA)?

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All insurance companies have engaged in severe cost-containment programs over the last decade. Anyone paying attention in the American marketplace is aware of the annual trimming of benefits that is occurring. What once was routinely covered is now rejected in total. A great example is surgical assistance fees. Many insurance companies have decided to never pay for a surgical assistant (such as a PA, or Physician’s Assistant). They may hide behind the ruse that a PA is “not medically necessary”, and then reject the claim for payment, leaving the patient to pay. Other insurance companies will only pay for “in-network” assistants, which can be a clever smokescreen, since they have no assistants in the entire state who are “in-network”. Suffice it to say, Dr. Schneider uses an assistant for every ACL. Typically the assistant is Kurt Noteboom PA, who has assisted Dr. Schneider in hundreds of ACL reconstructions. More and more frequently patients are asked by their insurance companies to pa

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