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Out of sync: UnitedHealthcare urinary catheter exclusion is painful for patients
Modern Healthcare

Merritt Davis has spent the last few months of toddlerhood battling with an insurance company. Or, rather, her mom and dad have. The 15-month-old blue-eyed toddler from Charlotte, N.C., was born with a rare form of spina bifida, a birth defect in which her spine and spinal cord didn’t form properly. One of Merritt’s complications is a common one called neurogenic bladder: her spinal cord and bladder don’t communicate well, leaving her unable to completely drain her bladder on her own.