Lupus and Insurance: Payment Plan in full effect!
I don't think I've mentioned that my doctor recently closed his private practice after 107 years (kidding), and joined a Rheumatology group practice. Having been with him for more than 20 years, there was no question that I would make the move with him. And what's not to love? In-house lab! On site Vaccines! Back up doctors on call!
The only item I failed to look into was the insurance situation. The new practice accepts my insurance, but from the first bill I received, you'd think not. It was for over $600 for the one visit! Upon receiving it, I rolled my eyes, then rolled up my sleeves and called the office. I wasn't ready for a fight, but I was ready to state my case. As I say in the chapter titled "Listen Up, Doc" in my book, "Despite Lupus", I just planned on being assertive: