How to demand the tests you want

Health Magazine advocates lying and making up symptoms to obtain the desired tests:

To get tested, talk up your symptoms.
Your insurer doesn’t want to pay for a colonoscopy if it’s not necessary. But if your best friend is diagnosed with colon cancer and you want the $675 test to put your mind at ease, here’s how to get one covered: Mention to your doctor that you’ve had some blood in your stool and a lot of gas lately””or simply that your bowel habits have changed. Your plan has to pay for the test if you have gastro complaints, health experts say.

Idiocy. (via a reader tip)

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