View Full Version : Grew out of first brace

08-22-2007, 09:48 AM
My daughter was fitted for her first brace April 07 and was told yesterday August 21 that its too small and she needs a second Boston Brace. My "equiment" allowance with HMo Blue is depleted but the Brace people think we can get a medical necessity exception. She's grown immensely in these 4 months in all dimensions and the current brace can hurt her if she wears it at proper strapping. Anyone else have any experience fighting the insurance companies for payment when the allowance is depleted?

08-27-2007, 01:15 AM
I had to petition United Healthcare to pay for my son's second Boston brace which was a little over one year old. They only wanted to pay once every three years. I had the doctor submit a very short explanation, and I called them about it, and the insurance did end up covering their part of it. I was happy with the outcome, and the fairly quick resolution of the

For me, it worked to challenge the first rejection. Good luck.

Jean (mom to Robert, age 10, in Boston brace since 8 years old)

08-27-2007, 06:05 PM
hold is ur daughter.. its probobly because she is in her "growing years"...