Good news. The colonoscopy came back paid 100%!Just curious, if you know what the correct codes are, couldn't you just confirm them with the billing office before ypur claims are submitted? Seems like that would be a whole lot easier and better use of your time, Tom Bri.
I am still fighting to get my cholesterol panel paid. It's small beans. Really small beans, less than $15 after insurance adjustments, but it just annoys me.
Say what you will about Kaiser, it's nice not to have to deal with that shit any more.
A good point, and yes, I did ask the colon doc about how he was going to submit the claims.
I also had asked the GP if he was using preventative codes off the ACA list, and he assured me he was. However, he is not a good coder, and failed to choose the right code. He is a good doctor, so I'll stick with him, but he admitted his coding training was just a few days in med school. That is fine with me. I prefer a doc I TRUST WITH MY BODY over one who is OC about codes. The current problem is small. But over the last few years it originally amounted to about $1500 before I called and called and called and got it reduced to about $30. Same with my wife. She had a breast ultrasound done, and before the procedure was assured by both the doc and insurance that it would be 100% covered. The bill came back for >$1000. We called to complain, and it was forgiven. I think the clinic just forgave it rather than correcting it with insurance, since we never got any updated EOBs showing it had been reprocessed.