Wednesday, June 1, 2016

JUNE 1 2016

I HAVE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE ITEMS ON MY MEDICARE SUMMARY NOTICE  PAGES 1-16  AS OPPOSED TO MY MEDICARE SUMMARY NOTICE PAGES 1-13  IN THE SAME ENVELOPE...  WITH SOME BUT NOT ALL THE SAME NUMBERS          .
FIRSTLY WE COULD SAVE $$$$ OF MEDICARE  MONEY - AND 14500 ACRES OF TREES IF THEY RE PROGRAMMED TEH  NOTICES ----JUST REDUCING THE PRINT SIZE WOULD SAVE ½ OF IT.
 I NEVER READ  THIS STUFF BEFORE... UNTIL I HIT THE  CHARGE FOR 
measurement of oxygen satuation in blood using finger device    $42  which medicare approved 
I HAVE ONE OF THOSE FINGER THINGS.....- IT SITS NEXT TO ME AND I  PLAY WIH TI WHEN I AM ON HOLD WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE MY CALL WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO THEM... I HYPERVENTILATE  OR HOLD MY BREATH  -- IT SEEMS TO WORK.   .I BOUGHT MINE ON EBAY- $2.76
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MOVING AROUND...... THE AMBULANCE RIDE WAS BILLED $1210.00- WHICH MEDICARE APPROVED $ 401.35-  AND PAID 314.66--- HERE COMES THE KICKER...  THEY WERE BILLED ANOTHER $60 FOR GAS MILEAGE  OF WHICH THEY APPROVED 7.24 AND PAID 5.67. WHAT DID IT COST TO PAY THAT  5.67????

NOW I DON'T KNOW A DARN THING ABOUT MAINTAINING AN AMBULANCE IN ACTUAL USE WITH PEOPLE ETC,  BUT I KNOW ALOT ABOUT THE GAS USE OF AMBULANCES EVER SINCE WE HAD 2 AS OUR VEHICLES ..
SO THE $60 CHARGE IS EXCESSIVE..... THE $7.24 APPROVED----DID THE INS CO. HAVE  SOMEONE MONITERING THE COST OF GAS WHEN THEY CAME UP WITH  THAT FIGURE...?   PLUS   A SECOND DEPARTMENT SITTING THERE CALCULATING "WE THINK THEY WILL SETTLE FOR  $5.67"

I HAVE PROBLEMS....
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO MAKE A VERY GOOD LIVING AT THE INSURANCE COMPANY DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO MY AMBULANCE RIDE HAVING ENOUGH GAS.

 WE HAVE LOST TRACK OF THE FACT THAT THE COST OF THE ABILITY TO CHARGE THAT 5.67 FAR EXCEEDS THE 5.67.
DARE I SAY  THE COST OF PROVIDING MEDICAL COVERAGE THRU INSURANCE FAR EXCEEDS THE COST OF THE MEDICAL CARE????  WAY BACK ----WE CARRIED BLUE CROSS FOR CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS... NOW "THAT'S NOT COVERED  AND PRE-EXISTING"   --- WORDS COME INTO PLAY..."  
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I REMEMBER...... WHEN I DID MY HUSBANDS  MEDICAL BILLING , HE CHARGED $20 FOR AN OFFICE VISIT AND WAS PAID $6.83 BY INSURANCE WHICH IF HE HAD PAID ME WOULD HAVE EXPENSES OUT OF THAT. .  HE HAD A PATIENT WHO BROUGHT US HOME COOKED BAKED BEANS ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN A ONE POUND COFFEE CAN-- HE  NEVER CHARGED HER... WE WERE WAY AHEAD WITH THE BEANS.
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OTHER THAN THAT
ANNE IS BACK AND WE NEED TO GET SOME PAPER WORK OUT...
I DON'T KNOW WHAT  HORSE OR DONKEY JANINE HAS WHERE...
INTERNS ARE WEARING  LABELS-- A BIG HELP....

 I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE...

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