Everyday our office is overwhelmed with surgical and MRI prior authorization denials for patients we anticipate on treating. These denials, which often occur at the worst possible time, not only shock our patients, but also scare them as these denials can lead to major roadblocks in accessing care they desperately
“What happens if Dr. Wolff gets in there and finds out that my labrum is more torn than we thought? Will he still fix it?” This question is probably the number one question we are asked in the office during initial surgical consultation. In many fields of orthopaedics, surgery can
I have been an avid triathlete and runner since high school. I ran track and cross-country in both high school and college and completed in three half Ironmans before the age of twenty. However, my last year of college, I began experiencing severe hip pain that
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I tore the labrum in my right hip training for my third half marathon, and had several opinions from other doctors as to the root of the pain since the MRI was inconclusive. Dr. Wolff diagnosed the problem immediately and gave me detailed information on how to repair it.
In December 2012, while playing ice hockey for the University of Maryland, I suffered a hip check to my left hip. I immediately went down to the ice in serious pain and was unable to put any weight on my leg. Over the next 10 months I saw multiple
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In a sport where the smallest injury can mean the difference between winning and losing, The Nirschl Orthopaedic Center and Dr. Andrew Wolff have been a major factor in keeping me healthy in my march toward a world title. No shortcuts are taken to be the best in their
Why Provider Participation Status With Insurance Shouldn’t Matter When Contemplating Hip ArthroscopyDr. Andrew Wolff2016-11-28T23:16:35-04:00
I know what you’re probably thinking. You read this article’s title and immediately wanted to call my bluff. How dare I suggest that insurance doesn’t matter, especially in the case of an expensive procedure such as hip arthroscopy?
Bear with me.
First, keep in mind that I am referring to provider participation status,
In my practice, we get a lot of questions about arthritis and hip arthroscopy. Although arthritis is very common, it’s not really that well understood. The term “arthritis” refers to joint pain or joint disease, and there are more than 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type,
Today we will try to dispel common misconceptions and settle fears regarding out-of-network providers and explain why you shouldn’t be so afraid of going to see one.
The first major misconception regarding out-of-network or non-participating providers is that they only accept patients willing and able to pay cash for the services they