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Tullier family say they are facing issues with son's rehabilitation due to insurance

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Nicholas Tullier (Courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Dept Facebook) Nicholas Tullier (Courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Dept Facebook)

Officer Nick Tullier, one of the officers shot during an ambush in Baton Rouge in 2016, is facing challenges in the recovery process as his family says insurance won't pay for Nick to remain in his current rehabilitation facility.  

KHOU in Texas spoke to Tullier's family who says that about two weeks ago after already confirming that Nick would be moved to a Galveston rehab facility, leaned that they now would have to find another facility for their son because of costs. 

 In a post on Facebook James Tullier, Nick's father said that someone with the insurance agency said that Nick had reached his goals and would soon be moving him into outpaitent care. Tullier refutes this claim of his son reaching his goals, saying his son has come a long way but still has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

Tullier went on to say that the family now has to search for a place for Nick to stay. "Looks like we'll be moving back to Houston and get Nick into an outpatient rehab program at a TIRR location," he writes in his Facebook post.

KHOU reached out to Healthscope, the company in charge of Nick's claims, but a spokesperson says they are not an insurance company and a medical management group called American Health Holding is to blame. The company later corrected the statement saying that the responsibility lies with Hines and Associates, which contracts with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

Tullier says the company is now pointing fingers at each other, trying to defer the blame. "They're pointing the finger at each other and we're caught in the middle." 

In a letter, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says his office, under its insurance policy, pays up to $150,000 a year annually for Tullier's health care. The insurance company then pays any excess amount up to two million dollars. Gautreaux, however, says he has no say over decisions made by the insurance company.?
Read the full letter here on WAFB's website.

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