Oh boy. I get to trade one worry for a new one! My online medical chart just updated with my mammogram results and recommends I have my left breast re-tested with an ultrasound. I haven't heard from my doctor yet, but expecting a call from her on that now, too. Hopefully (again!) it's nothing and just due to a different place doing/reading the results.
and speaking of doctor visits. This stupid co-pay issue just will not go away. OMG! No one can do their job. When I talked to the United Healthcare
customer service rep yesterday he put me on hold while he called my dr.
office to get the information necessary to update the provider from a
specialist to a primary care provider. He said he needed their tax ID #
and that they asked him to call back in an hour and then he'd call me
back. Of course he never did. I get another email letter from the main
billing dept that this is my last notice of late bill. I just called
back my insurance company to follow up on yesterday's call. Of course
it's a call center in India or somewhere. I can barely hear the guy due
to all his background noise. He wants me to explain the whole thing
again. I said don't you have notes from my call yesterday? I ended up
having to start over, explaining the whole thing. He says "your copay
was processed correctly, if you have an issue with it you'll need to
file an appeal" OMG. Yes, it was processed at $50 because you still
have the provider listed as a specialist and she has not been a
specialist since 2016. I again explained that the guy I talked to
yesterday put me on hold, while he called my providers office to get the
information he needed to change her to a primary care type of provider.
I said don't you have notes in there from all this that just happened
yesterday? Nope. I hung up on him.
I then called my
doctor office and asked to speak to the office manager. The girl that
answered asked what it was in reference to, so I explained again. She
said she was the one who talked to the United Healthcare guy yesterday
and she told him they don't give that out over the phone and he'd have
to fax a request in (that's not what he told me) and she has never
received a faxed request yet. I told her I am tired of trying to resolve
this. I have been trying for 6 months now and no one will get it fixed
with the insurance company. Only her office can fix it with the
insurance company, not me. She said she will talk with the office
manager and they will get this fixed. I said I had hoped to continue
with this doctor as my provider, but if I'm going to be charged a $50 co
pay every time I see her, I'll have to find a new doctor. I used to
work in a doctor billing office. Whenever we had a new physician who's
credentialing was still being updated with certain insurance companies,
we just had to bill under one of the other physicians in the practice,
until it was updated.