BROWARD, FLORIDA -- I made appt with family doc and when I arrived, he would not see me. I had to have appt with a nurse. But they billed insurance for a doctor, when I told Coventry they ignored my email.
I made appt with ophthalmologist and when I arrived, he would not see me. I was forced to see an optometrist. But I still had to pay as a specialist which she was not. When I told Coventry nothing was done.
My GP dropped all Coventry patients, but Coventry never told me. I found out when I attempted to make an urgent appt. Then I had to wait a few weeks to get a new doc.
URBANDALE, IOWA -- January of 2009 My employer changed from Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to Coventry because "The savings was unbelievable". One Month later I found that I had testicular cancer. I went to a specialist and they recommend a procedure to remove the cancer and still be able to possible have more children with my wife. Coventry got an authorization from the Dr. just one day before the surgery and then called me to tell me that they denied the procedure because it was considered experimental. They said that they had evidence from other specialists across the country that the procedure my first Dr had recommended often times did not effectively treat the cancer and it came back twice as often as it would with other treatments. I was taken aback at first because "How could a Dr ever recommend something that wasn't the best for me?" Coventry said they would pay for me to have a second or even third opinion but they wanted me to have the best outcome for my health. I then went to the MAYO Clinic for the second opinion and they recommended another procedure because of the same reason that Coventry had told me they denied the first one. I was astonished. Six months later I saw an article in the paper that my first doctor was being sued for malpractice. Almost two years later I am in complete remission and Coventry saved my life by caring enough to deny a procedure that was not in my best interest.
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- 3 Month old fever of 99 with a bit of a cry. Found low sugar of around 40ish. Multiply attempts at a IV in arm all fail, IV inserted in temporal vein. This was done to raise sugar. After being a bit of a hard head with the doctor I called the childs main physician. After the office called emergency to get details I got back in contact with them and was told " it is common practice to move from arm to head for IV in young patients".
Then was told (mind you they called the hospital for the numbers so to speak) "the steps taken were not necessary they could have placed the child on his back(!!!!!) Or gIVen a oral dosage of ___?___."
Does this sound like professionals to you?
TEXAS -- My daughter and I go to the DR. about once a year. Coventry of which we have had for over 6 months now has denied our yearly Dr. visit claims.
In searching on the internet there are several cases in which Coventry likes to deny claims to the customers that pay them so well every month. I am interested in finding more people w/ the same problem.
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