Earlier, I mentioned that insurance companies place the burden upon the insured to verify Pre-Authorization of certain services and procedure. Some physicians are beginning to do so, as well—placing language to that effect in their intake papers. I also mentioned that doctors’ offices sometimes make inadvertent mistakes. Well, this is what happened to me a few months ago…..
My shoulder hurt terribly. What ended being an impingement (fortunately nothing structural), almost cost me many thousands of dollars—a pain in both the shoulder and the pocketbook.