I have a bi-cupsid aortic value and aortic aneurysm. I am being treated/watched by one of the best cardiologist in the US at the University of Penn in Philadelphia.
Prior to my rotator cuff surgery I had to be cleared for surgery and my cardiologist wanted to run some additional tests because I failed my stress test. Cigna said no. My cardiologist isn't used to being told no and because Cigna delayed in getting back to him I had to reschedule my rotator cuff surgery.
Finally, my cardiologist got approval to run a stress test that uses a chemical to stimulate my heart instead of exercise. I was cleared for surgery but my cardiologist said he has never had to deal with the incompetence that he had to at Cigna.
Product or Service Mentioned: Cigna Health Insurance.