Added reply in a thread Post concussion issues 11/12/2018 10:23 AM

Ever since I got cut from the Alpinestars Medical Team because budget issues regarding the CONCUSSION PROGRAM I decided to take a step back from the moto scene. Checking in on Vital and talking to some of my close moto friends from time to time, because ... more »

Added a comment about product review First Look: POD K8 Knee Braces 8/28/2018 9:20 PM
EddieC

I may add a few things regarding the reimbursement from the insurance.
1. The more documentation you can give your insurance the better. Simply sending a prescription may not cut it.
Ask for the doctors notes and make sure in those notes it states the reason why the doctor wants you in a brace.

2. Call your insurance and see how much they cover for a knee brace. Make sure you provide them the L-code L-1810-1832. If you have a deductible that hasn't been met ask if the purchase can go towards the deductible. Often times the insurance will credit you more towards the deductible than they would have to pay for it.

3. Make sure the prescribing doctor is in network with your insurance as this may effect the amount you can get reimbursed.

4. Make sure you buy the braces after you get a prescription. Insurance will always look for ways to deny your claim and this is one of them.

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Added reply in a thread To Build Or Not To Build 4/17/2018 8:57 PM

Thanks for the info I will bring it home, ask the wife for forgiveness and start cleaning it up.

Started new thread To Build Or Not To Build 4/16/2018 11:58 PM

Looking for some advice. One of my old college professors came across this 79 Honda after his neighbor was cleaning out the shed and had no use for it. My professor asked if I wanted it he says it runs. My question is is this rebuildable? I am not mechanically

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Added reply in a thread Caption time, GuyB and the monster girl. 3/28/2018 8:59 AM

Purple unicorns, square root of 400, Not working! Not working! Brown Dog naked There we go.

Added reply in a thread Post you Tomac Crash Video Here 3/26/2018 9:42 PM

I learned a long time ago if you are going to post anything on Vital you need to have a thick skin because the locals will tear you apart. I don't watch much TV anymore with all the political BS and its like walking on eggshells in the workplace with ... more »

Added reply in a thread Post you Tomac Crash Video Here 3/25/2018 10:21 PM

Upset my tender sensibilities? No I don't think so. Its called sticking up for oneself or in this case sticking up for a program I put a lot of thought and passion into. A protocol that has actually been copied by other athletic institutions. This is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Post you Tomac Crash Video Here 3/25/2018 5:32 PM

I will make sure to consult you the next time we update the concussion program. Do you mind listing your educational background and work experience?

Added reply in a thread Wait For It - Course worker T-boned 3/19/2018 10:36 PM

$400 are you sure about that? I am being serious because if that's true there are going to be a lot of pissed off people who work the track every weekend for HALF of that amount.

Added reply in a thread Wait For It - Course worker T-boned 3/19/2018 10:32 PM

Imagine if said KX 250 riders career was cut short because of this incident.

Added reply in a thread Nothing like getting taken out by the track crew!!! 2/12/2018 11:58 AM

"wee bit of knobby rash" that's not what was put into the medical record. If it wasn't for the wrist brace, another rider would have been out for the season. If you don't know how to ride or a least have experience operating a motorcycle you have you ... more »

Added reply in a thread Are supercross monster girls next to go? 2/2/2018 10:17 AM

Seriously, how else are moto guys gonna find a wife?

Added reply in a thread Matthes' NETS save the day at Glendale! 1/28/2018 9:07 PM

After I made sure he was ok, I told him now he knows what a tuna feels like.

Added reply in a thread Should AC92 been allowed to race? 1/22/2018 1:42 PM

Because what you see from T.V. provides you a much better vantage point to make medical decisions? Tell you what, let me have your phone number and the next time someone goes down I will call you from the track and you can give me a thumbs up or down ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should AC92 been allowed to race? 1/22/2018 1:36 PM

When you say studied, what is it exactly that you have studied? What do you mean by nothing that you learned matches what you see in the MX world? The guts of a concussion protocol are pretty much the same across the board, there will be slight differences ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should AC92 been allowed to race? 1/22/2018 1:22 PM

I take it personal when you say the program is a joke. You are making assumptions about things you only saw on t.v. or heard on a podcast. Is it possible that a rider could have sustained another injury that could have caused difficulty in walking off ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should AC92 been allowed to race? 1/21/2018 1:38 PM

ImPACT test is only used when a rider is put in the concussion protocol. We use a SCAT5, VOMS, BESS as well as other data collection procedures all performed by an MD who has educated himself in the latest data from the International Consensus Conference. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Racer X Films: Davi Millsaps Injury Update 1/18/2018 11:26 AM

Not sure if Davi falls in this category but I know a lot of the top riders purchase catastrophic insurance plans for situations just like this. If its medically determined that he should not continue this plan should be able to provide for his family. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who's with me on this? 1/14/2018 11:12 PM

The MECHANISM OF INJURY is different for this injury compared to the one from Colorado. Understand the mechanism and you can begin to rule out possible injuries. Now do the same for MM25. I was one of those who didn't think K-Roc would be back for SX. ... more »