I went to a new PM that was referred to me by the NS that was part of a neurology group I went to for treatment with the PM. When I called for an appointment and asked about my insurance, I was told that he doesn't accept any insurance but Medicare. That disqualified me as I had a medicare advantage policy so technically I didn't have medicare but my plan had out of network benefits. After MUCH thought, I decided that I would pay the necessary co insurance for visits so I could continue my pain management needs.
My insurance sent me/them a notice that they will not be paid unless they furnished the proper code for my claim. I talked to the dr's office and the receptionist asked ME to call my insurance and she proceded to tell me the code and my diagnosis code BUT SHE WOULD NOT CALL.
She told me each epidural was his fee of $3500.00, then I would be billed for my the anesthesiologist and I would also have to pay for use of the surgical facility.
Why will this dr. charge these fees and accept paultry medicare, it's somewhat like hanging a chandalier in a log cabin.
Does anyone here have a similar experience with this type of setup? I really want to stay there for the convenience of the proximity of the office, but I am flat out unable to give anyone or anything money like that. He is also pressuring me to have three epidurals 1,2,3 just like snapping his fingers and I feel like he will abandon me if I don't just snap to it. I'm so perplexed!