Why is it that insurance companies
are such a pain in the ass?
I went to my Dr. today
about some gastrointestinal problems
I've been having.
She ordered an abdominal ultrasound
and a HIDA scan for me.
So, I get in the car and call the radiology place
for an appointment.
Sorry, I am told, you need preauthorization
from your insurance company for the HIDA scan.
Call your Dr. and let her know.
Okay, no problem.
Called the Dr.'s office and let them know
what was going on.
I get a call back shortly.
No, no preauthorization is needed.
They kindly offer to fax this over to the radiology
office and I agree.
Next, I go to fill my prescription
for something called Protonix.
Hopefully this will settle down some of my symptoms.
Take the script to CVS and nope, they can't fill it,
insurance won't cover it.
Well, how much is it? I ask.
If it isn't much, I will just pony it up.
Two hundred and blah, blah , blah...
I know the woman is still talking but I can't hear a thing
because I think I am in shock.
So, the pharmacist says she will call my doctor
and see what is suggested.
She also recommended that I go to the Dr's office
and get some free samples, if they have them.
Sorry lady, I've got kids to go home to,
an alto sax to rent for middle boy
and dinner to prep and serve.
Baths to give, kids to tuck in.
I guess I'll just have to wait
but I hope the insurance asshats sleep well tonight.
Some days I wave.
2 hours ago