Post # 1
Sometimes I wonder why we even have insurance if they aren’t going to pay???
I’ve had 2 ultrasounds and both were within a week from eachother at 5 weeks and 6 weeks. The insurance says they won’t pay for the second one because they used the code “supervision of normal pregnancy”. I think it’s miscoded, the first ultrasound was “abnormal” since it was too early and all they saw was an empty sac (which is on the list as an acceptable code). I don’t know whether to bring it up to the Dr. at my next appointment or try to talk to the billing lady today. I can’t afford to cough up $320 for an ultrasound right now. Especially after just paying for our taxes and my sons school registration and tuition, ouch.
Sorry for the rant, I’m just irritated.
Post # 3
I would say to talk to the doctor, they can resubmit with a coding that would be acceptable to get paid by your insurance
Post # 4
Eugh! That’s so annoying! I wonder if you could get a letter from your doctor explaining that the first one was abnormal. You could dispute the charge.
Post # 5
Talk to the doctor. They should be able to resubmit the bill to the insurance company with the correct code.
Post # 6
I would talk to the MD about the situation.. the less you have to deal with billing dept, the better.
Post # 7
I’ll probably wait to talk to the Dr. The billing lady is probably tired of hearing from me.
It’s been a nightmare trying to submit these claims, the first 2 times from the Dr.’s office and then 2 times from the lab they tranposed a number so all claims were denied.
Maybe by the time the baby is born they’ll have everything correct! We have great coverage “supposedly” only 1 co-pay and everything is else is 100% covered, can’t wait until that happens, lol!
Post # 8
Just talk to the billing people at your dr.’s office. They resubmit stuff all the time!
Post # 9
Talk to the billing lady now. Chances are your Dr. doesn’t have anything to do with the billing and will just have you speak to the billing lady anyways. Also, there is a time limit for re-submitting claims and you may pass that by waiting until your next appointment.
Post # 10
yeah, i would talk to the billing person asap. the doctor likely has nothing to do with billing procedures. if you wait until your next appt, the issue may not get resolved in a timely manner. they should be used to correcting billing issues. and don’t worry 🙂
Post # 11
Ugh, I feel ya on health insurance. You pay every month, but the amount of money that still comes out of your pocket for some stuff is ridiculous.
Post # 12
I called the billing dept. she said they’ve already re-coded and re-submitted but she’ll look at the acceptable list I emailed her and recode again. I hope this works!