ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A man denied medical equipment that would allow him to leave the hospital is home after finally coming to a compromise with his insurance company.
Charlene Lowe has spent hours on the phone with UnitedHealthcare trying to get answers on why they wouldn’t cover a breathing machine prescribed by doctors for her husband Gerald.
A pulmonologist appealed insurance denials and Denver7 made a few calls to UnitedHealth.
On Friday, he was released from the hospital after a month of care.
“I am thrilled at the prospect of getting my husband home. I am cautious that this machine will work as well as the one originally ordered,” Charlene Lowe said.
Gerald Lowe has congestive heart failure and respiratory failure. He was on life support and spent the past month in the hospital.
Doctors at Swedish Medical Center wanted to release him with an AVAPS breathing machine after trying