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Friday, November 21, 2008

I Hate Being Poor

So we received our new patient pack from Dr. Fosters office in the mail yesterday. If I am understanding it correctly we will need to pay $250 up front for her initial visit REGARDLESS of insurance coverage. We then may or may NOT be reimbursed. We would also need to pay a $250 deposit on any tests that MAY need to be run. HOLY HANNAH! My jaw hit the floor. So I called to get some clarification. I can't seem to get an answer. I spoke with two people who had NO clue what I was talking about. The second person said she would check with her manager and call me back. That was at 9:15 this morning. By 3:15 this afternoon I still had not heard back so I called again. They have been really busy and she hasn't been able to ask. Great. Today is Friday ya know. So I am likely going to be wondering about this ALL weekend. Fanfrickintastic. DR. Foster is "in network" for us so we were expecting the normal $30 copay. Not $500!

3 comments:

Jacob's Mom said...

They never asked me for money. I had seen that on the paperwork. As long as you have insurance coverage you should be all set. Call your insurance company to be sure. You should just have your copay. Make sure if you need a referral you have that! My insurance covers all but $15.00.

Amy Cunningham said...

Phew! I couldn't for the life of me understand what it was all about and even they didn't seem to get it. Who the heck has that kind of money to pay out WITH insurance?! I do need to check on a referral though. Thanks so much. I feel better.

Jacob's Mom said...

Now you can rest better. I did call my insurance to be sure it was all set because I don't have that kind of money either. :)