Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ARRRGGG!!!

Yesterday I received BILL NUMBER 3 from the stupid hospital in NYC from when I fell in the street and spent the day in the hospital. I received the first bill before we even left NY back in March. I thought it was weird, as my actual hospital stay for the birth of my son had already been paid. So I called and gave them the right information and address, etc., and left it at that. I got ANOTHER bill in May, so I called AGAIN to give them the right information.

Now, when I got bill no. 3 yesterday, I was a bit miffed and called the insurance company directly to see what was going on, if they had denied my claim and why, etc. I called, and they have NO RECORD of receiving a bill for that date of service! WTF? So I figured that the hospital must have gotten it wrong, so I called THEM. Nope, they've submitted the bill about a dozen times (so said the irritated woman on the phone), and it's been denied every time. And, she said they would submit it ONE MORE TIME, then that was it. What does that mean? They'll come after me for the exorbitant amount of $$$ they want for said service?

I am about done with all this stupid mess. I have had to deal with the insurance people denying Drew's coverage because he's not on my plan, until I call them and remind them that yes, he's covered for 30 days on my plan. Why don't they know this? It's THEIR stupid plan! Anyway, I got another bill yesterday for some lab work done for Mr. Andrew Barron, so I asked the insurance lady about that one, too, and ONCE AGAIN, she said it was denied because he wasn't on my plan. Then she said, oh wait, yes he is! DUH!!! Arrggg....

Of the things that irritate me and just ruin my day....this tops the list.

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

OH I hate dealing with stuff like that more than anything. Hospitals, credit card companies, cell phones, and worst of all: the insurance. Having two of them tied together and both of them confused and incompetent, I definitely feel for you, Katie! So when she realized that he was on your plan, did everything get finally worked out?

Bubba's Sis said...

Insurance is the biggest racket!! Too bad we have to have it. I hope it all gets worked out for you!

Eddie said...

Ugh. Stupid insurance.