AvMed Insurance Complaint - State Workers Beware of Avmed
GAINESVILLE, FL, FLORIDA -- My daughter is a state worker with Avmed insurance. On the 11th of this month my granddaughter was in a car accident and suffered traumatic brain damage. After she was in Shands for approx. 8 days. and substatial recover, her doctor said that she needed intensive rehabilitaion at the rehab center. Her family was shocked to learn that Avmed would not cover the $1200 a expenses for inpatient care--the only way that a complete recovery might be possible. Instead she could get 90 outpatient visits paid for. At 3 per visit (speech, occupational, and physical), it ammounted to only 30 days (probably 3 days per week). The news was devastating, expecially when we found out that the policy coved inpatient drug adddition. That is a travesty. Fortunately, her doctor knew that my granddaughter, who still could not walk and could barely use her left side) had to have the intensive inpatient, so he refused to discharge her from the hosp. stating that he would keep her there for what therapy they could offer as opposed to the outpatient. Since that would cost Avmed more than the rehab. they agreen to pay the cost. State workers, contact your respresentatives and senators and demand that the contract with Avmed or any other insurance offered to state workers cover a rehabilitation hosp.