After two years of fighting over a medical bill, we win, and the practice looses, and no lawyers were employed.

Ray’s original Pediatrician’s office has been trying to squeeze money out of us for two years, because of an error in their billing department.

In late 1998 my employer switched from one Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan to a different one. We told the office multiple times to bill the new plan.

They didn’t, and things got rejected because the office kept billing the old plan.

We get bills from the office because BC/BS won’t pay for services. Many phone calls, bills, and stress ensues.

We finally get that right, and they bill the newer plan. By this time, I’ve changed jobs twice, and we aren’t even on that plan any more.

BC/BS accepts the billing, but denies coverage because the time of service has expired, and they only pay for things after a certain time period.

We get more letters from them that we owe for coverage. I make some phone calls to their billing department. I never get a reply.

We get another bill while on vacation. I leave a unhappy message on the practice administrator’s voice mail.

She calls me back, and informs us that the practice will eat the charges, and we won’t hear from them again.

Game over, I win.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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1 Response to Victory

  1. moonfl0wer says:

    wow! congrats! i know from lots of personal experience how frustrating these types of insurance/doctor battles can be–and how rare it is that you can actually win…

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