By Alan Ray LBHR with Dr. De Smet 12/15/2004
THE APPEAL LETTER TO CIGNA (NAU IS "national appeals unit")
Dear CIGNA NAU:
I have received your written notice, dated Aug. 27, 2004, denying my initial request for pre-authorization for left hip surface arthroplasty. With this letter and attachments, the request is being re-submitted for further consideration as an appeal of the initial denial.
I am a 55-year-old male diagnosed in March of this year with end-stage osteoarthritis of the left hip, with “some component of dysplasia”. The result of the condition is that I am unable to engage in the … Read the rest