Coventry Health Care Compliment - Coventry Helped lower my premiums and helped me survive Cancer
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.