Is this ridiculous? Or Am I misreading something?
Let me get this straight. These patients voluntarily sought out of network care, knowing that insurer didn’t pay those providers.
Then they got pissed off?! Insurer was dumb enough to send the checks to patients, who often times didn’t pay the various providers for services with that money, then got pissed when collectors came calling?
Is this a new welfare scam? One individual lamented she didn’t get near what a family member got for surgery. Let me know so far if I’ve misunderstood anything.
And while I’m at it, can anyone tell me what sort of relationship ‘fiancée’s daughter’ is for purposes of insurance coverage? Unless he adopted her, of course, then that’s a relation eligible as a dependent.
Schemes and scams like this that most likely drive up health care costs are one of many reasons I prefer concierge providers, and now have two. No insurance, or insurance doesn’t cover a service, they offer a discounted fee.