Sunday, October 4, 2009

part II... don't freak out [yet]

I got this in the mail on Friday. Yeah, it's a bill.


Back to my benefits coordinator on Monday!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel... I was close to getting one of those also. Don't worry, it will work out. I think insurance companies think we are stupid or something and we'll just throw up our hands and say, "Oh, ok - I'll pay that!"

Claudia said...

Oh No! Maybe you'll get a discount if you pay it all at once? LOL j/k I'm sure the insurance crap will work itself out :) This post made me smile...Thanks!

Matt said...

Hi Steph,

First lat me say what a spectacular difference there is in your appearance from the really old photo where the bracket was hanging off your tooth from one of your first posts. You must be very happy with the results.

I had to pay for my surgery out of pocket because of sucky insurance. I only had upper advancement and I did it outpatient to save the cost of a hospital bed. I got away with $5,500 total. Good luck with getting the bell paid!!

Ananda Devika said...

Yeah, don't worry yet - my bills came separately. $35k from the hospital and $15k from the surgeon, and they send them to you first, while they're waiting for the insurance to process. I think they do it to drum up hear attack business! :) You have a letter or something that shows you were approved at some point - if the bill gets denied, just keep resubmitting until they pay it. Insurance companies do that on purpose. You have to be just as stubborn. In my case, they knocked off 10 grand off the hospital bill and paid 90% of that, then knocked off 13k off the surgeon's bill and paid 90% of that! It'll work out - you've made it this far!

funkyrhodes said...

Waaaa? That's interesting, they didn't account for your insurance coverage. You gotta let us know what happened!

Melinda said...

Holy Smokes!! Time to change your name and move I guess...;-)

Foxface said...

Good luck getting that sorted. Hope you don't have too much insurance trouble to contend with while you're still in recovery.