AHCCCS "cares" my arse.
March 29th 2011 his Neuro-Oncologist put in for an 8 week standing order of an MRI- scheduled for tomorrow May 24th.
Apparently the insurance company -AHCCCS- decided that "8 weeks" meant 20 ish days. They cancelled/expired the order for Wash's MRI on April 16th.
Not his Doctor, his INSURANCE cancelled it.
His doctor's office told us at 4:26pm our time today - getting his paperwork ready for tomorrow someone noticed that the insurance had marked that they would not pay for his MRI (possibly the Neuro consult after as well, never heard back).
We were never notified before this time there was any problem. We were never notified by the insurance and his doctor did not notify us back in April there was a problem. Quite possibly the insurance company did not actually inform the doctor's office in April they cancelled the order. Hopefully I can find this out tomorrow.
Luckiest option is that a new order can be rushed through and approved for end of this week, and that we can get a new MRI scheduled last minute as well. Possibly he might get in to be scanned in a week or so paid by insurance.
If they drag their heels and say it won't be for two weeks or more then I will cry for a little while and figure out what to sell to pay out of pocket.
This is brain cancer. He really can't 'wait' on this one. Unlike some other cancers, this one can't be seen just everyday, or with an X-ray or Ultrasound.
Wash has withdrawn since then. I'm worried. I hate how someone else's shit can hurt him physically and psychologically.
What else? Hasn't he been made to suffer enough?
Another night of sleepless rest and holding my husband telling him it will all be ok and all be alright, not knowing if that is really true.