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Old 01-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #4121
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P.S. What I was trying to say, is I know exactly how you feel.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #4122
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Imagine getting an Emergency Room bill and you've been billed for a pregnancy test...after they have taken a history and it's impossible for you to be pregnant, i.e., none of the equipment to get that way. "We always test a woman your age for pregnancy when they come in the ER." Even if it's documented that you've had the surgery so you can't be pregnant?!? Took me two years to fight that one.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:54 PM   #4123
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Oh, heavens (OK, I don't swear on-line, but *%^&%#@#@#$%!!!), can I identify. I had my hip surgery in mid-July. I've paid all I can, but I know, out there somewhere, is a $22,000 hospital bill that my insurance is dragging their feet on (Thank YOU, Uncle Sam, for all the years my husband spent in the Army, going to Vietnam when others fled to Canada, and thank you, thank you for all your help), and I'm still not getting the bill. At this point, I'd rather pay the entire friggin' bill rather than sitting on tenderhooks. No, I don't really mean that. Buy why, 6 months later, can I not just pay this bill and get it over with? I've paid the ambulance company, I've paid a dozen doctors, I've paid, and paid, and paid, but the big bill just won't come in. I actually got a form asking me who I was suing. Huh? I fell down some stairs, in my own home, walking in my sleep. Can you hear me screaming? Just pay whatever you're going to pay, or not, and let me get beyond this!
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:10 AM   #4124
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Imagine getting an Emergency Room bill and you've been billed for a pregnancy test...after they have taken a history and it's impossible for you to be pregnant, i.e., none of the equipment to get that way. "We always test a woman your age for pregnancy when they come in the ER." Even if it's documented that you've had the surgery so you can't be pregnant?!? Took me two years to fight that one.
Well, after my rant, I laughed at this one. I had my tubes tied at a young age (29). My husband and I just decided that. Every single time I went to a medical appointment after that, they tested me for pregnancy, even though I told them, no way. No symptoms. "But we have to, for a woman of your age." Look at my records. No way. That was OK when I wasn't paying the bill. Aggravating, but I could live with it. After my husband retired, I had this same problem. NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO BE PREGNANT. Can't happen. Yes, I've known women to have ectopic pregnancies after that, but not without symptoms of some sort.

One of the funnier moments was when I was in my early 30s and a doctor asked me if there was a reason I'd had my tubes tied. Huh? Didn't want to have children? He just laughed, and said, I need to re-phrase that; is there a medical reason for it, because in this state, it is illegal to do that unless there is a medical reason (I'd had it done in a different state). We just laughed and he thought more women should know their minds.

But I spent a decade paying for pregnancy tests knowing they'd be negative. Duh.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:51 PM   #4125
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When I get a migraine, one of my symptoms is getting the dry heaves until the headache breaks. Last year during one of my many visits to the ER, I had the dry heaves really bad. I told some young twit that I had been having the heaves off and on since morning. "Is there a chance you might be pregnant?" I demanded that they get this idiot away from me. If he can't tell just by looking at the wrinkles on my face that I am past the age of pregnancy, then he needs to go back to medical school. Had he looked at my record, he would have seen that I am in my 70's. I simply do not have any patience with stupidity.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #4126
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Okay...here's the deal. In November I had my right knee replaced. Now comes the insurance vultures. I've kept my eye on all things that have been submitted but the one that made my head twirl around was the one I received a few days ago.

It was from a lab company that did some blood tests/etc. stuff. After it was all said and done and my insurance company waved their wand over the proceedings, I received a bill for ...................... 42 cents. Hello?!

I'm still scratching my head. The stamp to mail the payment is more than the balance due.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #4127
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Okay...here's the deal. In November I had my right knee replaced. Now comes the insurance vultures. I've kept my eye on all things that have been submitted but the one that made my head twirl around was the one I received a few days ago.

It was from a lab company that did some blood tests/etc. stuff. After it was all said and done and my insurance company waved their wand over the proceedings, I received a bill for ...................... 42 cents. Hello?!

I'm still scratching my head. The stamp to mail the payment is more than the balance due.
indeed. And it cost them more to mail the bill.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #4128
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indeed. And it cost them more to mail the bill.
Yep, taxlady! I'm considering not paying it. Let's see what 42 cents will do to the powers that be. Before I do that, I'm going to see if the agency is part of my medical providers that I see on a regular basis. If that's the case, the next time I'm there for whatever reason, I'll present them with a quarter, a nickel, a dime and two pennies. "Paid in full" as far as I am concerned.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #4129
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went to dr. today to have 24 hour ekg hooked up. i was about 15 min. early. however the patient before me was late. so i had to wait because she was tardy. grrrrrrrrr
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #4130
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went to dr. today to have 24 hour ekg hooked up. i was about 15 min. early. however the patient before me was late. so i had to wait because she was tardy. grrrrrrrrr
That's enough to make your blood boil. Inconsiderate people...
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