||[Apr. 14th, 2008|04:48 pm]
The Question Club
Heya, TQC. I just got a bill for an IUD insertion. Now, this was supposed to be free, was my understanding, perhaps i did not ask the correct questions or they filed some wrong paperwork, but let's say that when they call me back that I'm still stuck with this bill.|
The drugs, the iud and the insertion are both listed under "billed to patient" and "billed to insurance"-- I assume my insurance didn't cover it all, that's understandable. The drugs actually show a balance of zero under billed to patient, so whatever. Adding up insertion costs comes to about what I'm finding online as an average cost for insertion. But, adding up (IUD billed to patient) and (IUD billed to insurance) totals over $800 and my information says the iud itself is from 300-400 dollars.
Is there a way to dispute this? I'm pretty sure there is when you're working with medicare or what have you but here I don't know. I have blue cross/blue shield, if that helps.
Alternately, how might I come up with nearly $500 in 2 weeks ish? >.< Anyone know someone in the market for a kidney?
EDIT~ I managed to call them today, and my insurance did not cover the iud or the insertion (SO i imagine what the bill is showing is that the insurance paid its "we don't cover this we're just helping you out" portion) BUT that's moot because they did, in fact, file the wrong paperwork and it is supposed to be free and my balance is now $00.00. Thank god.