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Old Wed, Aug-28-19, 16:30
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Plan: modified adkins (sort of)
Stats: 265/176/167 Female 68.5 inches
Progress: 91%
Location: Austin, TX

Not sure but I think insurance is only required to pay for CAC if you're considered to be at "intermediate" (or higher) risk of a heart attack. Since I had a family history of heart disease AND a previous doctor started pushing statins at me more than 15 years ago because of my cholesterol levels, I figured I'd qualify. My insurer decided I didn't fit the criteria, probably because I don't smoke and, by the time I asked for the test, I was no longer obese and no longer had high blood pressure! It wasn't worth it to me to try and fight them to get them to pay.

At least in the Austin area, the price - even without insurance - has come down since I had mine done. It is now just $75 at ARA Diagnostic Imaging. And, according to ARA's website, it doesn't look like you need a doctor's Rx in Texas.
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