Dixie County Family Fights AvMed Again For Daughter's Health Care
The Hamilton's didn't get the face-to -face meeting with AvMed they'd hoped for, so they're challenge was to present their case that craniosacral therapy is not "experimental" as AvMed insists.
To look at her, Mariah Hamilton is like any normal adolescent. But at 13 -she's already had 14 major surgeries, the most painful of which have been to correct her congenital scoliosis.
And now Mariah says, "No more." Her parents are fighting their insurance company, AvMed, to pay for her less invasive, less expensive therapy, and they brought their research to prove it works.
Her mother Shana says,"We have support from neurosurgery and pediatric surgeons noticing a difference from last year to this year that she's doing much better."
Though AvMed says they don't cover therapies like craniosacral therapy, there are other medical insurance providers that do. The Hamilton's have already spent more than $12,000 dollars on the therapy, and are expected to get an answer from the panel in two weeks.
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