I have medicare and Blue Cross.I keep all paperwork that comes to me during and after treatments. Until all has been paid.
The bills go to medicare. When they are done with the bills they are automatically forewarded to B/C. I thought I put out a lot of money during this period.
I sat down and sorted the paperwork. Mayo Clinic, Medicare, Blue Cross. I sorted each by date of treatment. I made a chart.
I found that Blue Cross held back about $7500.00. I paid Mayo Clinic but was never reimbursed.
I called B/C and they said they never got the paperwork. Yeah right. I had Mayo Clinic send it to them again. I called B/C two weeks later and again they said they never received the bills.
I went through the same routine again. The third time they never received them. I was on the east coast and let it sit until I arrived in Phoenix again.
I went to the Mayo Clinic and again they gave me the paper work This time I hand carried the bills to B/C and got a receipt.
Three weeks later I received my check. It was only 1.5 years late! How many times do these Insurance Companys do this and get away with it. Often I am sure but not with me.
Watch them like a hawk and get what is rightfully yours.
Edited by ralph perrello, 07 April 2011 - 07:32 PM.