Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Aetna Dropped Our Hospital

My wife is three-month pregnant and we went to our hospital this afternoon for a scheduled ultrasound screening. We were excited to have a chance to see the baby again, however, the news we got before the procedure almost took the anticipation away: Starting from Sept. 19th, our hospital will no longer be in Aetna's network!

The news really shocked us as we already scheduled for Amniocentsis later this month and our doctor is only affiliated with this hospital. I don't know what choices we have now with Aetna, but if we have to change doctor and switch hospital, we probably will miss the best window for Amnio. I guess the first thing we can do is to talk with Aetna and explain our situation, especially the schedule Amnio, see if they can at least let us finish the diagnosis. But I have no idea if this will work.

The hospital we are using now is only about 15 minutes from our house and our daughter was born there. It's not a big university hospital, but very quite and nice and we like it a lot. We are hoping for a smooth pregnancy and everything went great till we got this news.

Forced to change hospital and doctor is the least we can expect!

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