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10/04/2004 23:23
JT

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10/04/2004 23:23
JT

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List of doctors

I'm trying to find the list of NA-trained doctors on the dupuytren.org website that was mentioned in an earlier post. Could someone please post a link to it? Thanks!

10/05/2004 23:29
Imas

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10/05/2004 23:29
Imas

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Drs. performing the NA procedure for DC

You have choices: Dr. Charles Eaton plus one Associate, Jupiter, Florida, Dr. William Bourland, Memphis, Tennessee or Europe, primarily Paris and nearby areas. Try "Dupuytren's Links" Click on this and see what you come up with on Walt's Web Page.

10/05/2004 23:09
Frances

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10/05/2004 23:09
Frances

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Google

A list of trained NA practioners can be found on Dr. Badois website which can be found by Googling Dr Badois and Dupuytren.

Good luck

Frances

10/07/2004 23:24
barb u

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10/07/2004 23:24
barb u

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another paris trained physician

For those of you who did not see the newest announcement regarding another Paris trained physician, Dr Paul Zidel, performing the NA procedure in the United States...specifically at Dr. Eaton's location in Jupiter, Florida.........click onthe topic in the forum....You asked for it ....You got it! for more information on this newest addition to the list of Paris trained Board Certified Hand Surgeons!

10/07/2004 23:54
Frances

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10/07/2004 23:54
Frances

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NA

Thanks Barb,

Dr. Eaton and Dr. Zidel are the only two Paris trained NA practitioners in the States.

Frances

10/07/2004 23:28
Paula

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10/07/2004 23:28
Paula

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NA

My husband was recently diagnosed with Dupuytrens. Because of this website, we are now seriously considering going to Florida and have contacted Dr. Eaton. Although it appears that the cost of the procedure is not that great, especially when considering what the more invasive surgery costs, we are having problems getting Blue Cross/Blue Shield to commit to whether this is a covered procedure or not.

My husband is 53, and the use of his hands is critical in his business, so we will probably get the NA done regardless. Especially considering that the options after surgery are limited, but it would be nice if our insurance would cover some of the cost.

Have any of you had experience with this problem?

Paula

10/09/2004 23:53
Kristen 
10/09/2004 23:53
Kristen 
Blue Cross

I have stinking Blue Cross insurance also. I went to Doctor Eaton. The bill was 1200 dollars, 500 each for 2 fingers and a 200 office visit fee. Blue Cross wouldn't cover a dime of the office visit. Of the 500 charges, they "allowed" $429 for each finger, but only paid 70 percent of the "allowed" since Dr. Eaton is not a BC provider. Blue Cross, in its infinite wisdow, also felt that the cost of post procedure splinting was not necessary and didn't pay a dime. Good luck. Kristen

10/09/2004 23:21
Paula

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10/09/2004 23:21
Paula

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Insurance

It's funny - they'll pay for the radical hand surgery, but not the less invasive! Go figure.

Paula

10/10/2004 23:15
ellen

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10/10/2004 23:15
ellen

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BCBS

NJ BCBS paid my NA procedure under the following:

CPT code 26040 [Fasciotomy, palmar (eg, Dupuytren's contracture; percutaneous)] is an appropriate code for needle aponevrotomy/aponeurotomy. Another code, 26045, is for the open technique.

Since Eaton is not a BCBS provider, it pays out of network. NJ BCBS also did pay for my splint. Check the CPT code that your claim was filed under - that may be the problem.

10/10/2004 23:27
Anon

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10/10/2004 23:27
Anon

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NJ BCBS

When we lived in NJ and were supposedly covered by BCBS
I addressed all my claims to the "We don't cover that dept"

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