I have had the distinct impression that my pediatricians office has been over billing me. I have had no real proof, but things just haven't been adding up for me. Well, I have been watching my insurance claims like a hawk this year, and Low and Behold, today I see a $60 charge for an office visit. We did not go to the office on the date of alleged service. I call the pediatrician to find out what the charge was for, and I discover that they've billed the insurance $60 for a phone call to the office. And yes, I did call on the day in question. My 3 month daughter had a 102 degree fever for 2 days, and so I called and left the appropriate message on the machine designated by the automated answering system they have in place (god forbid a person answers a doctor's phone). I left 2 numbers where I could be reached, and at what specific time I could be reached at either number. The funny thing is, they NEVER called me back. And I got billed $60.
Speaking of 3 month old daughters...Guess who's sleeping though the night? In her crib. In her very own bedroom.
I am so happy I could spit. About the sleeping. And the shoe-tieing. Not the craptastic overbilling.
It's going to be a long day.