Ms. Awat, a teacher from Batangas, first visited me on February 17, 2015. She was a 43-year-old female with a concern of a right breast lump. After I examined her breasts, I told her that my number one diagnosis is a “MACROCYST” on her right breast. I told her the plan of treatment would be a needle evaluation and aspiration with or without biopsy.
Since she was a HMO member, I told her to get a letter of authority first from the HMO for the procedure so that she would have to pay anything to me. I told her to come back when she had the LOA.
When she came back to me on February 21, 2015, she told me that her HMO would not cover the procedure that I suggested. She had gone to 3 offices…
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