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Blade78

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« on: February 26, 2013, 11:30:49 pm »
I got a bill from my general practitioner(internal medicine doctor) today for $1,200.

I saw him last year, 12/20/13 to be exact.
He takes my health insurance.
I had that health insurance at the time of service,

I had a physical done and he ran some blood work.
I asked at the time of service what I would be charged, I was told, no charge, "ObamaCare pays for 1 physical/year".

I also have the same insurance I had last year and wasn't billed last year, so I was set.

I asked the hospital about the bill, asking what I can do in the future to prevent getting such a high bill without any notice from my doctor, whom Ive seen ~20years.
I was told:
make sure your insurance covers his office
make sure your insurance covers what he plans to do
ask at the time of service the costs

I did all of those things, yet I have a $1,200 bill.
The hospital is going to send me a itemized bill so I can talk to my health insurance and see why this claim, for a checkup, was totally denied.


Any thoughts?
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Re: healthcare
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 04:47:18 am »
I got a bill from my general practitioner(internal medicine doctor) today for $1,200.

I saw him last year, 12/20/13 to be exact.
He takes my health insurance.
I had that health insurance at the time of service,

I had a physical done and he ran some blood work.
I asked at the time of service what I would be charged, I was told, no charge, "ObamaCare pays for 1 physical/year".

I also have the same insurance I had last year and wasn't billed last year, so I was set.

I asked the hospital about the bill, asking what I can do in the future to prevent getting such a high bill without any notice from my doctor, whom Ive seen ~20years.
I was told:
make sure your insurance covers his office
make sure your insurance covers what he plans to do
ask at the time of service the costs

I did all of those things, yet I have a $1,200 bill.
The hospital is going to send me a itemized bill so I can talk to my health insurance and see why this claim, for a checkup, was totally denied.


Any thoughts?

So the service month was 12/2012, right?  And what did he mean by Obama care will cover you?  You had other insurance, right?
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Re: healthcare
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 04:47:18 am »


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Re: healthcare
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 06:12:08 am »
I got a bill from my general practitioner(internal medicine doctor) today for $1,200.

I saw him last year, 12/20/13 to be exact.

OPPS. yes, 12-20-12.

He takes my health insurance.
I had that health insurance at the time of service,



I asked the hospital about the bill, asking what I can do in the future to prevent getting such a high bill without any notice from my doctor, whom Ive seen ~20years.
I was told:
make sure your insurance covers his office
make sure your insurance covers what he plans to do

ask at the time of service the costs

I did all of those things, yet I have a $1,200 bill.
The hospital is going to send me a itemized bill so I can talk to my health insurance and see why this claim, for a checkup, was totally denied.


Any thoughts?

So the service month was 12/2012, right?  And what did he mean by Obama care will cover you?  You had other insurance, right?
yes, I had insurance, same insurance I've had for years, thru my school...not cheap...I just made a typo with the dates
When I asked staff, as I was trying to check out and I was told there was no cost...I asked why?
I was told "obama care"....

the point was, I did ask, so I should have been told.  I was told no cost, so why am I being told now there is a cost?
I never got a EOB from my insurance telling me my claim was denied, so I will contact them and the MDs office to have them resubmit, because if I was denied, I should have been told.


This makes me think of driving.  It seems when I drive, I will  get behind someone who has their blinker on, someone who doesnt go when the light turns green, a person who drives 9mph under the speed limit, and someone who just cuts me off.

Individually, all very minor occurrences.  but when it happpens at once, it can drive a man insane.

I got home from a week of being out of town.  and I came home to an insane life

1st. my driveway had to endure a ton of snow that fell while I was gone.
Since I live in a condo my driveway abuts my neighbors drive. My neighbors cleared their drive deciding to shovel the of snow we got while i was gone on to my driveway. so I came home to a snowed in driveway and an extra foot of snow or so on top.
 so to park in my driveway, I had to be half on a snow pile, or pull into my garage.  I had the car in the garage while I was gone.

I have always had a SUV till January 2010 and my car, FWD, isnt a suv.  but I managed, I used my neighbors clear driveway to get in/out of my driveway, half of my drive, half of their drive.
the other half of my driveway was a ~3 ft wall of snow, if I parked in 100% in my driveway, I couldnt open my door due to snow.
monday, I had to park in my drive and a touch in their driveway, I wasnt going to be home long.
my neighbor came over and asked me to move my car, out of spite, as it wasnt at all in their way.
I told her to call the cop, I'll move it when I feel like it.
She told me she will call the cops,
"oh, go ahead, lets see what the cops about the 3 foot snow pile on my side and your clear driveway.  Then lets see a cop tell me go and move my car into snow drift with that handicappped placard hanging from the mirror.

she never called the cops,the only time the cops were called was last year when they were being loud/rude people, as we do share a wall.

the minor occurrences kept going with my computer monitor not working, I had to spend 5 hours taking my computer to get  the ram "Reseeed",whatever that means

I pay my bills and top get this bill out of the blue, when I had ASKED about a bill month ago, caused my eye to almost pop out of my head when I rolled my eyes.
but I drank 1 pound of broccoli and 3 cups of organic raspberries(ala vitamix) and I rode my recumbent bike and I felt better about life.
 8)

then I saw an interview about the people who made the film ""A Place at the Table" about hunger in america

all I know about poor people being hungry I learned from the junkie I dated 3 years ago.
she had no kids, a choice she made, she always has had a  job, minimum wage, she spends her  money on tobacco and drugs/ipod/iphone, clothes.
so I was wondering what the issue was about food.  Why dont people have food? 
I couldnt find a reason from the reviews I read of book/upcoming movie, but it seems people had made choices.
I dont have a mercedes/F150 pickup/lexus because I make good choices,   Should I complain to someone about that fact?
HEY WATCHNTV< this is FOOD! NOT A CAR..people NEED FOOD TO LIVE< its a basic requirement of LIFE


Yes, I agree with my CAPS LOCKs statement,  so why arent the people who choose to not make choices to ensure they can get food making the right choices?  why is it my job to give them food?

If I walk into a store/street. not having showered for 3 weeks, smelling and looking like I woke up in a sewage plant, is someone going to bathe me and clothe me?
When did the survival of the fittest end?  just because we arent eaten my lions anymore doesnt mean we all should live

WHAts WRONG WITH YOU!  OF COURSE WE ALLL SHOULD LIVE!
HAVENT YOU SEEN idiocracy?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy

« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 06:53:19 am by watchntv »
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Re: healthcare
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 06:32:29 am »
Yeah, I agree with you on the insurance.  I have often wondered what in the heck happens if a specialist tells me I'm covered and I'm not.  I know what I would tell them!

No, I would guess you have two choices:  1) hire a lawyer which probably wouldn't be worth it or 2) negotiate with them.  Surprisingly, almost everything can be negotiated even in corporate America...

I love the end of your post btw.  That is classic...
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Re: healthcare
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Re: healthcare
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 06:53:50 am »
Yeah, I agree with you on the insurance.  I have often wondered what in the heck happens if a specialist tells me I'm covered and I'm not.  I know what I would tell them!

No, I would guess you have two choices:  1) hire a lawyer which probably wouldn't be worth it or 2) negotiate with them.  Surprisingly, almost everything can be negotiated even in corporate America...

I love the end of your post btw.  That is classic...
my parents are lawyers and although I told them what happened, I can handle this myself,Ive been immersed in healthcare system for 12 years,(13 years as of 3-11-13) due to my coma issues.

I will  deal with them, this had to be an error
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Re: healthcare
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 10:56:24 am »
I think watchntv must be very stress free because he is able to vent so much steam here! haha. I wish I could do that.
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Re: healthcare
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 10:56:24 am »