Insurance for medical models

From: Elaine Persall (
Date: Thu Jan 16 1997 - 14:50:36 EET

Lynda Hurley wrote.....
>> for a Stereolithography service bureau to produce a copy of a CT
>> scan of his son's skull for medical purposes. Unfortunately we

Marshall Burns wrote........
> Lynda, has your friend looked into whether his insurance would cover
>it? I have wondered when the insurance companies are going to recognize
>the cost and mortality reductions available from doing presurgical
>models. Does anyone out there know anything about any decisions by
>insurance companies one way or the other on this?

To all....I am a big advocate of educating insurance companies, doctors,
and lawyers about the use of medical models. Until the current way of
thinking is changed by users insisting upon a medical model...this change
is likely to be slow. The medical community is often more ignorant than we
as patients like to believe. Of course they may fear a loss of income
since litigation could become obsolete. Naw.........I must be still asleep
and dreaming.


Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
Elaine (Persall) Hunt, Director
Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
206 Fluor Daniel Bldg. Clemson, SC 29643-0925
864-656-0321 (voice) 864-656-4435 (fax)

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