Beware of the Trap of Pre-Authorizations (Part 2)

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.

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