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Author Topic: Fibroscan  (Read 754 times)

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Offline LindaBalz

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Fibroscan
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:48:23 pm »
My dr. mentioned that he may order a fibroscan just to see if I really have cirhrosis .

Does anyone know if that is routinely cover by insurance? I cant find out from my insurance, Anthem, so I am reaching out to anyone here who had it done in the US.


Thanks u,

Linda B.
LB

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Fibroscan
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:16:03 am »
It’s a fairly simple test kind of like an ultrasound that thumps to determine liver stiffness. So I don’t think it would be near as expensive as a liver biopsy not to mention much less invasive.

The only way to know if it’s covered with your insurance is to contact your insurer. Mine was covered I have BCBS through my former employer through retiree medical
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Offline LindaBalz

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Re: Fibroscan
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 12:06:44 pm »
Awesome. bc I have bcbs too. now its called Anthem. yeah when the time comes I will make sure to call.

thanks,

Linda 8)
LB

 


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