....... For a Very Important Bulletin1"
I am now very apprehensive about my 72 hour EEG coming up on Tuesday of next week.
Not because of the procedure, but because it might not be covered by my insurance, and here's why I wrote that:
Since August of last year, when I had my MRI done, I have had 3 claims turned down by my insurance company because they say that the provider is not approved under my insurance plan.
But here's the kicker: The company which did my EEG is the same company which did the MRI, and that claim was approved!
When I was called about the EEG I was told I had been "pre-certified" which I thought they had also done with the MRI.
What's the difference in the 2 claims?
Who the hell knows?
What I do know is this: If I had been told I wasn't approved to have the MRI done, it would not have been done, because that would have been an out-of pocket expense I wouldn't have wanted to incur.
So what's the plan, "Stan"?
I'm calling the imaging company on Monday, (a national company which shall remain un-named until such time as I determine who is at fault, my insurance company (Humana) or the imaging people), and I'm talking to the billing department before I go for the EEG.
I told you that to ask the following: How many of us being treated for Alzheimer-related dementia have abandoned treatment because of mismanagement of claims and harrassing calls from collection agencies, and more importantly, who is our advocate in cases such as these?