Maybe someone knowledgeable will read this post and possibly give some much needed advice. My son was robbed and shot in the leg in March. He almost died, but some incredible doctors saved his life. He had vascular surgery to restore the blood flow as his artery was severed. The damaged veins and nerves he had were not able to be repaired at that time, but he went through 4 surgeries for other issues. As he lost 11 units of blood, the first surgical approach was to stop the bleeding and save his life by repairing the artery that was severed. The surgeon took a blood vessel grafting from his left leg and placed it in his right. The next surgeries was to put his femur and patella back together.
Since the surgeries my son still has no feeling in most of his right leg and he is having venial insufficiency as well. We have applied for victims assistance to cover some bills, but it is taking a very long time hearing back from them and we are well over the maximum amount they allow. My son's bill are 1/2 a million dollar hospital bill. This incident did not happen in our state so once we arrived back to Arkansas we applied for Medicaid. Adult Medicaid is very hard to receive in our state, so we are having it reviewed and it will take up to 2-3 months.
We need more surgery and follow ups with knowledgeable doctors.(vascular / neurological / pain management / PT / primary physician) Since March, we have paid $10,000 of our own money toward medical expense. I am running out of cash and I lost my job when this first happened. We have to prepay the doctors for treatment although we have pending Medicaid.
How can I get immediate attention to get my son seen to asap? Can anyone give us a bit of advice?Answer Question
Answer by admckenzie at 11:52 PM on Apr. 25, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:04 AM on Apr. 26, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 12:12 AM on Apr. 26, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:24 AM on Apr. 26, 2013
www.careington.com medical discount plans are close enough to insurance and very affordable. I believe most allow you to use it the same month you apply for it and pay the first month's subscription cost.
http://www.carecredit.com/ A credit card for medical expenses with low or no interest rates. You can also call some hospital accounting depts. and work out a payment plan or discounted price and explain to them you just need him to get seen ASAP. As long as you are making payments, they might give the green light for the surgery. I've negotiated before but on a smaller expense.
Answer by hellokittykat at 12:28 AM on Apr. 26, 2013
Also, some state supported or religious-affiliated hospitals or those associated with universities are more flexible with working out payment plans or just letting you get the surgery in good faith
Answer by hellokittykat at 12:34 AM on Apr. 26, 2013
Answer by hellokittykat at 12:36 AM on Apr. 26, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 3:48 PM on Apr. 26, 2013
This is the situation I don't want to be in when I get hospitalized but if the medical treatment is needed asap I think they should prioritize the patient first before anything else. Also you have pending medicaid to pay for them, ask if they can consider it or else everything will need to come out of your own pocket which is really expensive. Also, check with Yep Market if there's an insurance coverage that will fit for your situation.
Answer by breadroll at 5:49 PM on May. 8, 2013
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