6 months ago I had blood work done for my yearly physical. One of the tests, I was informed, might be expensive, and they didn't think my insurance would cover it. I said, since this is the reason I'm having the blood work, I guess I'll just take my chances.
I got a notice about three months ago that Blue Cross had paid part of it, Medicare had paid the rest, and I owed nothing. Oh GOOD I thought.
Last month I got a bill from the Lab where the bloodwork had been done. For the full amount.
Sooo I called Blue Cross and the nice lady there spent a good fifteen minutes on the phone with the Lab people, and then said, you're all set. They said they didnt get the notice until after the bill went out two weeks ago...(which was also a flaming fib, since the bill was dated two days before I got it)
Last week I got a bill from the Lab, stamped OVERDUE.
Soooo i called Blue Cross, and we went through the same process. This time when the girl got back to me she sounded a bit sweaty. As if she had Had Words with someone Difficult. She assured me crisply that the bill had been paid and I should be getting No More Bills. I said, what if they send me one. There was a pause and she said, "Ignore it."
I can hardly wait for Round 3.