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    i had PAE AT UCSD with Dr PICEL in nov

    with good results so far not complete cure but improvement in flow rate good luck RAY

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      @raymond_82800 I am currently trying to get scheduled for this with Dr. Andrew Picel as well. Any hints, tips, suggestions, etc... would be Greatly appreciated. My only delay is trying to ascertain the "Treatment Code(s)" for PAE. My insurance is Anthem Blue Cross PPO and they are demanding the codes, BEFORE they will give final approval. I have called the Doctors at UCSD, was referred to their Billing Department, but Billing says they have to have the specific treatments listed by each Doctors before they can determine which "Code". And so the run-around continues.... But I won't give up. I have to drive 7 hours one-way, so stringing me on with long waits on the phone ain't gonna deter me. LOL

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      Hi Chuck ,

      I am looking at Picel also. I am only 54 years old, so no medicare, I have Helathnet PPO GOLD- Which costs an EFFING fortune, but seems to cover very little.

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      I just received an email from Dr. Picel last night, he is going to Stanford in the very near future. Private message me if you need Stanford's IR Department number; I'm always willing to help any time I can. I think I will try going to Stanford, when Dr. Picel gets there.

      I too, don't have Medicare as yet and pay a feckin unbelievable amount for our PPO with Anthem Blue Cross; and getting them to pay for anything seems like it's always a fight.

      Still trying to find the magic PTC ("Pateint Treatment Code" or Code(s) for PAE. Because my Insurance says they "may" cover PAE, but demands that I provide them the PTC BEFORE they will give me a firm answer. WTH ???

      Have heard it could be one of theses....

      37243, or 37204, or 75894, or 76937, or CON9041

      Still praying for Someone, who has had the PAE procedure, to simply look on their Billing form and confirm "which" Code is the PAE Billing Code.

      Good Luck Brother,

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