After waiting for three weeks to hear back from “THE guy”, I decided to call yesterday and check the status of my referral. I was told that they’d reviewed my records, and could see me THIS Thursday! WHOO-HOO! (I Think…)
So, the good news is that the doc that is considered to be the top neuro in Utah for this sort of thing will see me; the bad news is that he’s NOT covered by my insurance. The call was at the end of the day, but I was able to get one phone call in to my insurance company. All I could get was some “automoton” who could only recite from his script…”If the doctor is outside our plan, then [we] won’t pay”.
So, today I get to fight with my insurance company, talk to the hospital where the doctor is working and see what their policies are for pre-arranging payment methods, call the doctor’s office and see if they can give me an estimate of what this initial visit may cost, and weigh it all out. I DO NOT have the resources to “just pay it” myself, out of pocket.
We’ll see what the day brings! Keep your fingers crossed!