Thursday Thoughts ~ 3/17/22

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Top-o-the morning to you. This is my day! I’m claiming it in an effort to keep from going insane. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I’ve been denied for a CT scan. I was supposed to have had the test done Monday 3/14 bumped to tomorrow 3/18 before being cancelled yesterday evening. At least they saved me a wasted trip by cancelling in advance.

An internal insurance intermediary refuses to pay. Yep, not even the insurance company proper but a nameless faceless pre-authorization committee within the bowels of Aetna has determined I’m not worthy. The medical records as submitted do not warrant a scan. This pain is all in my head. For shame on my doctor who wanted to see what’s going on since the last scan in 2019. The mofos can suck it.

If I wasn’t working today, I might be day drinking instead. LOL. Come on 5:00 somewhere.

As always, more to come.

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16 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts ~ 3/17/22

  1. Wealthcare in America… gotta loathe it. Between the doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, we have been reduced to the role of prey for the blood sucking medical vampires. I was in medicine for 35 years. I worked for two doctors during all those years that I felt were honorable and cared about healing. I’m sending you healing energy and sincere hope for resolution. πŸ€—

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    1. Wealthcare is such a fitting description. I lost the first appeal but my very busy doctor can request a peer to peer review in her spare time taking away from treating patients for admin nonsense. Or I pay $800 out of my own pocket. It’s a racket.

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  2. Wow, it must be a very clever and highly trained individual to be able to diagnose your needs from a distance like that. There is something very wrong with a system that allows that to happen!

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    1. I agree. The insurance company making medical decisions without even a teleconference. I think I’m making headway in getting the paperwork part of this sorted out.

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  3. Oh that sucks. I once had an internal insurance peon deny an increase in my medication dose called in by my Dr because they felt it was too high a dose. In the middle of Walmart, I demanded to speak to the medical professional making that decision. When one could not be produced, my prescription was filled. Hate the self-righteous insurance companies. I hope you get the CT to rule out any causes. Don’t give up the fight!!

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      1. I did and then the doctor sent over my entire file. This is getting worse by the minute. Insurance is basically saying my doctor has ordered a frivolous test that are unwarranted. All by phone the insurance company has diagnosed me if you can imagine.

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  4. This is terrible Jilly but seems to be world wide, tests results taking weeks, scans, x-ray and appointments being switched at a moment’s notice! I hope you get sorted very soon!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. I understand that now. The poor workers in the middle are being smushed. I’ll be patient while the paperwork gets sorted out.

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