Took my daughter for a physical at 18 years old. We didn't need it for school anymore but decided to go anyways because it was free and good practice as everyone says. It was a complete waste of my time from my perspective. She was first already 40 minutes late to the appointment. I was getting kind of aggravated for having to wait after all I did have an appointment. Since she was behind she rushed through everything. She asked questions such as what's your diet like and how often do you exercise. However, they were just screeners and didn't add have a response at all to any of my answers. 10 minutes into the appointment she gets a knock on the door and leaves for 15 minutes. I never had a doctor ever leave for that long during the appointment. She came back in and apologized and rushed through the rest. I don't know how she could have caught anything in my daughter's throat or in her ears with how fast she went through the physical exam. Totally no attention to detail or thoroughness. Straight up autopilot.
I called our pediatrician because I had received a bill for $15 for my daughter’s last well visit which included a physical that was needed for school. It was my understanding that well-visits were without co-payment because of the ACA. Her pediatrician office said that some doctor’s offices are allowed by the ACA law to still take a smaller copay after a certain time or on specific days such as: after 5 during the week, weekend or holidays. I called insurance to find out what this was about because I was not happy with the pediatrician’s office practice of charging extra. The agent on the phone said they that the claim was submitted with a code they added for after hours. So apparently, the time of day that I work penalizes me for when I can take my kids to the doctor? Where is a law to help us with that?
I received a bill in the mail for $97 for ambulance services. The balance was associated for use of a pulse oximeter. I recalled that the one on-board couldn’t be used because they didn't have one available for a baby - yet it was on the bill. When calling insurance, they said it was coded as life support, so things get lumped into one code, whether they used it or not. personally, I do not like that I am paying for something I didn’t get and then be forced to pay higher premiums every year for wasted expenses like this AND be forced to pay this bill. Insurance companies get double the money.
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