Friday, February 06, 2015
Whoa--Horrible health plan tricks!
But that is a pittance compared with a friend who had a test and her Medicare PPO was allowed to charge her a $25 "equipment" fee. All tests have equipment--gloves, needles, other stuff.
But now for the kicker--my sister, who has the AARP United Plan, went for blood tests and they asked for a credit card number to which they intended to charge everything the insurance did not pay! In her case--$109!!
What the heck?
We think Medicare disallows back billing--we are checking.
Anyone else been hit like this? These skeevos are going to gouge everything they can. But can they?
We are not sure.