It would be good to make this program financially affordably for area hospitals,
so those of us who have insurance that IHC will not accept, could reap the
benefits of this vastly improved care at hospitals that will accept our
insurance coverage. I have tried repeatedly to get my insurance covered by IHC,
but everytime my insurance calls and asks, IHC refuses. I can't even go there
for a heart attack or mental health care! It is very disruptive to a patient's
care to have to go somewhere else where they are unknown, without records, for
specialized care and treatment in an emergency.
I'm sorry I can't solve your insurance issue, but the technology we have
developed at Intermountain Healthcare's Clinical Genetics Institute (with
Partners Healthcare in Boston) is based on a national computer data standard, so
that any interested healthcare system and genetic testing lab can use it.