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  • Dealing with the Insur. nightmares

    [Dealing with the Insur. nightmares]

    Author: Rick (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 04-26-02 23:07

    This might be a simple deal for some but I always have a difficult time getting thru the red tape. Lisa was kind to talk to me on the phone the other day and really helpful! I am getting close the the time to have a myectomy and I live in Washington State, she thought the Mayo Clinic In Rochester would be the best choice for me and I see by the feedback on the board that many agree. My problems are that 1 Gee thats a long way, yeah I know if its the best thats where I should go but... Travel expenses and all. 2. Looking thru the Mayo site I see that they don't accept Medicare part 1 at their site. 3. I have my primary ins. (that never seems to cover what I need) and my wifes secondary ins. and for some reason the Dr.s bill my ins. (which pays very little if any at all) and will not bill my secondary ins. so I always get billed for the remainder! Help! Is there an easier way?

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    [Re: Dealing with the Insur. nightmares]

    Author: Sarah Beckley (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

    Date: 04-26-02 23:21

    Dear Rick

    Please call the Mayo Clinic and talk to them about your insurance situation. They are the nicest people I've ever dealt with in my life. I suspect that they will be able to answer all your insurance questions so you will know what to expect.

    Also, your travel expenses would be tax deductable. So that helps a little bit too. There are many reasonably priced motels in Rochester and all offer free shuttles to the clinic all day long. The whole town is organized around the clinic, practically.

    Let us know what they say and good luck

    (PS my two cents: go!!!)

    Sarah

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    [Re: Dealing with the Insur. nightmares]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 04-27-02 12:26

    Again two points to Sarah, call the Mayo Clinic and talk to them about your insurance situation. They deal with this stuff every day more times you could possibly imagine. If they know your insurance companies are both primary and secondary taken talk to them in advance receives confirmation on what will be covered and what will not be covered. You will know an estimated amount before your responsibility will be. I have not heard of a situation yet were somebody was rejected based upon their ability to pay, if they were willing to work out a payment schedule for balance due.

    I know insurance companies can be difficult. Please read my posting under how to choose proper insurance.

    Thank you for the kind words and I enjoyed speaking with you as well.

    Lisa Salberg

    President

    HCMA
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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