Friday, February 20, 2009


I emailed our State Senator a follow-up to the letter I had already sent.

By two in the afternoon I received a call from the senator's staff stating they had sent my email directly to their legislative liasion. She in turn contacted the appropriate people at Medicaid and said they need to get this done "now". The staff member told me that usuallys she does not call people back, she usually sends off an email since they receive a lot of these letters. She then told me that the legislative liasion had said it was one of the best, well-written letters she had ever received. We were to have an answer from Medicaid regarding AJ's case by noon on Monday (since it was already Friday afternoon). If we did not have an answer, I was instructed to immediately email this staff member and they would ___________
(you fill in the blank with your choice words!)

Wow! I was so excited. We were finally getting somewhere.

At 4:58pm, I received a call from the legislative liason herself. She stated she had just been informed that AJ's case received prior-authorization and provider has been informed.


No, I didn't say "Wowee" to the legislative liason. :) She again told me that my letter was one of the best she's ever seen. Wow. (That I did say outloud). She asked me to call and verify that AJ's provider was informed. By the time we ended our conversation, it was after 5 pm. I left messages for the insurance gal and CI administrative assistant asking if they received the pre-auth.

By Monday, we should have a surgery date scheduled...and be well on our way to AJ entering the hearing world.



  1. YIPEE!!! I am so excited for you all! This is such great news! Way to go mom for keeping on! AJ is so lucky to have such a great advocate (and mommy)! Can't wait to hear when the date is! It'll be here before you know it!

  2. I'm so happy for you, I have tears in my eyes! I know it's been a long process for you (to say the least), and finally all your hard work has paid off. (Sorry about FB last night - my wireless wasn't working right.) Congratulations and yippeeeeee!!

  3. WAY TO GO MOM!!!! AJ is very lucky to have an amazing Mommy like you!!!
    After all you have been through with these screwball insurance people AJ's surgery is going to be a walk in the park!


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