My husband had a bilateral hip rep. on Monday, 1/25. Insurance will pay for a nursing home type situation, but the doctor thinks that my husband would be miserable there. He is 58, very active, and in great shape, but he did just have both hips replaced so I am nervous about him coming straight home. I work full time and there is no one that can be with him during the day.
Make a calling log. Log what time you called, to WHOM you spoke, what they said, what you said. Go over their heads. Call often. Have the drs notes handy to fax if necessary. Fight them. Ins cos don't want to pay. Period. Your hubby can't come home with a bilateral hip replacement! A week or more in a rehab facility will give him better skills to maneuver. It's good that he was in good shape before, that will help him, but in my whole life I have NEVER seen a dr release a bilateral hip to home after only a few days in the hospital.