I cannot believe how complicated health insurance has gotten; and this is before the government has gotten in the mix with the new law. I am having to make what feels like 15 phone calls to make sure some diagnostic tests will be covered.
Call the imaging company, they call the doctor. Call the doctor myself. Fax things to the imaging company. Fax things to the doctor. Call the insurance company. Call the imaging company again. Get ahold of medical records (to-do). Call, call, call...
Why am I doing this? We had a scare that we might have to pay a $10,000 bill to the hospital for a CT because **we** didn't make sure **the doctor** called the insurance company to authorize the test. (Fortunately, the insurance ended up paying their portion, but ahem, we still pay 20%, that's why I am shopping around this time.)
Is anyone else dealing with this nightmare? Will it get worse or better after the new law goes into affect?
Answer by tspillane at 5:32 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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