Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday

Just saw a commercial for aciphex. (Edit: It's a drug for acid reflux.) I can't help giggling every time it comes on...who decided to name a drug something that sounds like "ass effects"? I just keep thinking "Ooo. I don't want to have any of those."
I am so juvenile.
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We got a bill for A_'s surgery. Apparently they billed insurance $2000 and when insurance didn't pay any of it they sent us a bill. Which would be fine except that A) we told them insurance wouldn't cover any of it so why the hell were they bothering to bill them? B) We had to pay this portion in JANUARY in order to schedule the surgery, and C) this amount is a little less than what we paid and now I want some of my money back.
It just irks me a little that these people took all of our money, apparently more than they were charging insurance, and didn't fucking mark it down. I have the canceled check and they had called after they got it to note that they had our money.
Not a big deal, I'll call and get it straightened out, but still.

16 comments:

  1. Hey, that Aciphex shit works! But I agree, it was a poor name. My insurance keeps fighting me (and I think they are winning) on paying for it. It retails for $199 for a month's supply! But... it works.

    Re: Insurance. I'm getting ready to write a rant on my blog.

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  2. What the hell is Aciphex? You are right that it is poorly named, but I'm glad pj finds it relieves whatever it's supposed to relieve.

    Your whole insurance thing sounds like it blows, and sucks, and is mighty craptacular on top of it all. Hope it gets sorted out in painless fashion AND you get some money back. Jerks.

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  3. Uggh. Bitches. I just got my bills from my HSG & HSS & while it pales in comparison to $2K it still blows when you thought you didn't have to pay it. Seeing that you ALREADY paid it- I say fuck the bastards- give 'em hell for me!

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  4. I giggle at the ass-effects commercial, too. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who is 12!

    As for billing departments...ugh. I know it's got to be difficult to juggle different insurances and whatever, but you PAID. ALREADY. Come on now, they don't have that written down anywhere?

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  5. Never heard of aciphex, I'll have to google it. Bummer on the billing fiasco, hope you get it sorted soon!

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  6. Maybe send them a bill for your time, just as a little joke? I mean, A_ is about to be a lawyer, after all.

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  7. What's even worse about the situation with the insurance is that insurance would have made them write off part of that balance if they had been willing to cover any of it. Good luck with getting a little money back!!!

    chuckle...ass effects...haha

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  8. Aciphex...ha ha...that IS funny. They didn't really think that one through, did they?

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  9. So maybe we should always let our doctors bill our insurance company first. Maybe we'll get the super duper insurance company discount!

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  10. I tried to tell the mail-order drug company when I ordered my IVF drugs that I was paying for it all, and my insurance covered none of it. They just couldn't help themselves and they billed them anyway.

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  11. You are better than the Psychic Friends Network with your Io-senses all a-tingle. Will you share your lottery winnings with me?

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  12. Hey thanks! For your support on my possible secrecy and all. I'm not totally sure, but when I started to think about it, I kind of felt like my heart was smiling. We'll see. What's shakin with you? Did you kick some insurance ass yet? I'm going to take Lucky for another walk and take some stuff back to the library. Life is grand at the moment up here in great brown north (snow is all but gone.)

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  13. Ah! That would irk me too!! GL getting it ironed out.

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  14. I had to come see what other people said about Ass Effects.

    Only thing I can tell Anna is that it is for acid reflux, which I have been blessed with.

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  15. I think the exact same thing every time I see that commercial! DH thinks I'm an idiot.

    Billing departments and insurance companies are the bane of my existence. I'm still arguing back and forth with my insurance company to get them to pay for my $7,420 D&C back in December. This is after the doctor's office called them to get "pre-approval." Ridiculous.

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  16. heh. Ass effects. I thought the same thing when I heard that commercial the first time the other night. But then again, I was on drugs.

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