HOW WAS YOUR DAY

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Brentai » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:31 pm

Most offices I've been to admit it's their own damn fault if the insurance company doesn't cover what they charged, but I suppose I live in an area where people tend to be lawyers.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Grath » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:27 pm

beatbandito wrote:As the consequences of me going HAM with my new good insurance finally catches up to me, I get to learn about "Balance Billing".

That's where you ask your insurance what doctor to go to, that doctor asks the insurance what work they can do, the insurance company pays for the work, then the doctor turns around and tells me they want more than the insurance company gave them and now that's my problem.

My impression was that wasn't actually allowed; my mom used to do billing for a Chiropractor's office and he had specifically inflated his prices (with a "cash at time of service discount" for the uninsured) so that he'd still make enough money to stay in business after the insurance companies said "we don't think your work is worth that much money, we'll only pay 85-90%, and no you can't bill our customers for that either."

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby beatbandito » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm

It seems like federally it's completely illegal if medicare approved the charges. For New York specifically it's totally illegal for out-of-plan services in the same building as your in-plan provider. However there doesn't seem to be any specific rule about the doctor deciding that the amount they were paid by insurance wasn't enough if they're in-plan for approved work.

Fortunately / Unfortunately that's as far down the rabbit hole as I need to go, it appears it's just a very small, specific type of testing (for anus shades, if you must know) that has a deductible on my plan, and only like 20% of the charge goes to it. I've only ever had "we pay nothing until you hit the deductible" before, so this kind of billing was alien to me.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:01 pm

beatbandito wrote:(for anus shades, if you must know)


A haunted bunghole seems like something you'd talk to a parapsychologist about, rather than a GP.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:22 am

Bought a toy plane on ebay from a guy in Michigan. Dude sends the wrong one. Gets me to return it, which is kind of dumb because it costs way more than just letting me keep it (the plane was $15, but shipping was $25), which is what most sellers do in this kind of situation. But whatever, he wants it back, he covers shipping, okay sure.

After I ship it back he replies "Oh man I wish I had known you live in Canada, cos I also have a Canadian address."

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EDIT: Oh, and this was after he told me "I can't just print and send you a return label since you're not in the US"
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Yoji » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:35 pm

It's nearing nap time, so we better get kiddo to the park and let him burn off some energy... wait, they have an honest-to goodness sandbox. We better bring sand toys!

(fifteen minutes later)

Oh crap, there's a whole church's worth of families here. Oh crap, their kids want to play with us... well, I guess there's no harm in sharing.

(fifty seconds later)

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:28 pm

On the way home today I saw a city bus go by, empty except for the driver who had a huge, shit-eating grin on his face.

The digital display above the windshield, which normally displays the route, read "WILL YOU MARRY ME?"
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Caithness » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:57 am

Was he... proposing to the whole city?

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:00 am

That is now my headcanon.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby nosimpleway » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:04 am

Kiddo fussed herself to sleep at 7:30 and woke up hungry at... 6:30. I'm able to count full nights of sleep for the last five months on one hand, so that was a pleasant surprise.

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:01 pm

I'm a nuncle now!
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Büge » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:28 pm

Congrats! Do you think you'll be the cool uncle?
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:46 pm

Well, I've got the motorbike.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby François » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:06 pm

Dang, nice. That ought to be me in a couple months too. Unclebros!

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:32 pm

François wrote:Dang, nice. That ought to be me in a couple months too. Unclebros!

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Brentai » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:01 pm

Shut your fucking face, uncle brother.
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 pm

So I saw this while waiting in the checkout line at a grocery store today...

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby mharr » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:52 am

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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:41 pm

Do I want this? I'm not sure if I want this.

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https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07CMPM3T1? ... ative=6339
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Re: HOW WAS YOUR DAY

Postby Lyrai » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:30 pm

It's cute, but not worth the import tax on literally an april fools joke made real.

Also hi it's been a while, I went so far outside of my comfort zone I wasn't sure I was going to make it back, then I came home to everything in the house broke.

Last week four seperate people around me had nervous breaksdowns and came to me for help. At th e same time.

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