I will not go into details about my recent change in insurance companies (already bored you with that). . .but after thinking that things had gone smoothly, the mailbox yesterday, informed me otherwise.
I got a bill from the new HMO, even thought I paid the $4000 out of pocket in early September when I picked up my Sprycel at the HMO pharmacy. This bill was from the oncologist, and the HMO is not going to pay it, because I "didn't inform the oncologist that I was in remission." Moron. Obviously, he 1) has no understanding of cml, 2) doesn't know how to read a BMB report, 3) doesn't have a clue what PCR is, 4) didn't hear a word that I said when I met with him and 5) didn't bother to read through the medical history and the explanations that I dropped off at his office a month before I was even scheduled to meet with him.
Now I will need to spend I don't know how much time on the phone and putting together paperwork to go throught he appeals process. AND. . .I'm only with this company until the end of December. I was very upfront with the guy at the appointment and told him that he would be an "interim" doctor for me. I think that must have made him mad.
To add to this. . .also in the mail was a bill for $2000+ from Children's Hospital (!!) saying that they didn't have information on my child (I have none) so couldn't submit the bill for the lab pathology. I guess my BMB doc (the new/old one, and the one I"ll be going to in January) had the BMB samples sent there. . .how weird is that!!
AND THEN. . also in the mail was a bill from the HSA (health savings account) piece of crap plan that my school district moved to. The district had put $1300 into the account for each employee, I had to use mine immediately, so the money was in the account for about 3 days. . .but I still got a freaking bill for a monthly service charge. . .$2.50!!! I wonder if I will continue to be billed even though I won't use the account any more because there's no money in it. Probably!