It took nearly 12 weeks, but I think I finally have the insurance/hospital bill thing straightened out.
Getting the "medical necessity" authorization for the seven days I spent in the hospital took the longest, and made me a little worried. My total hospital bill hit more than $100,000, so I'm glad I won't have to resort to living with my parents or selling my body for money to pay off the bill! So far, I've paid about half of the $2,500 that I need to pay out-of-pocket.
And by the end of the year, I'll be able to say that my hips are worth almost a quarter of a million dollars!
The medical system is a complete mystery to me. I've gotten a dozen of different bills from different areas: anesthesiologists, CT scan, pathology, blood work, office visits, hospital "extras ... "
It's mind boggling.