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March 23rd, 2006

CPAP/Aetna - relieved @ 09:22 pm

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Well, that's a load off my mind.

The healthcare company, that provided me the CPAP, has finally worked out all the bugs with billing Aetna for the machine. Tonight I got an explanation of benefits from Aetna for four of the monthly claims.

rental of the machine$687.50
negotiated amount$382.09
copay$0.00
paid at90%
patient responsibility$38.21


So my monthly cost to sleep better is now $38.21/month, instead of $687.50/month.

Yay!
 
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From:artistbearcub
Date:March 24th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
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congrats! i am sure that is a huge relief to have that worked out. may you sleep a truly sound sleep hereafter.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Quite a relief. The supplier told me that the machine costs >$3000 and if the insurance co kept denying the claims... eeek is all I'll say.

[hug] to you and Sean!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Hum, sounds like you have better copays and percentages. cool!

This is my machine on cpap.com .

The supplier told me that for first time users, they do rental for the first (6?) months to see that the patient is actually using the machine. I am using it, it's doing what it's supposed to and until I HAVE to have surgery to have the tonsils out, I will be faithfully using my machine to sleep.
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From:choochoo68
Date:March 24th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
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hard to place a price on being able to sleep...glad yours isn't toooo bad ;)
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
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true.

There are lots of nasty side effects to not sleeping properly, high BP, heart attacks, strokes, etc. I'm glad that I've taken steps to avoid them.

[hug]
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From:beartalon
Date:March 24th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
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That's amazing. Wow.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
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heh.

[hug]
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From:xtc_cub
Date:March 24th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
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Glad to hear you got it all worked out.

Now there's something you can really sleep over! Yay!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
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true.

How have you and John been?

[hugs] to both of you!
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From:atljimbear
Date:March 24th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
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For some reason the nickname *Sleeping Beauty* just came to mind!
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
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[grin]
[blush]
awwww, shucks.

[hug]
From:detailbear
Date:March 24th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
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This is a good thing.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 24th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Very True.

Now that they have the insurance issues worked out, I can quit my policy of not calling them. Not that I was avoiding their call, actually they didn't contact me, except once by mail about the bill. But, I tend to get into an "avoid calling them" mode when I know that I owe money to someone or some company, even if they have told me not to worry about it. I still fall into the "don't call or you may upset the apple cart" mentality.

So, I can ring them up and get a new set of hoses and find out about a replacement mask as the one that I've been using since August is having a little trouble sealing lately.

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From:mrwhistlebear
Date:March 26th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Why is it that insurance companies can *never* seem to get their acts together?

I'm glad that this was resolved for you, though. Now you can sleep calmly and have beautiful dreams of butterflies wafting in the wind over a grassy, sunlit meadow....Of course, the meadow is in NJ, which would mean its surrounded by overcrowded housing developments, full of McMansions, and populated by rude people.

But the important thing is...its still a meadow. ;)

Big Hugs
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
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[hug]
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From:allsmilesbear
Date:March 27th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Happy BDay big guy!!!! have a great one stud!!! huge hugs :o)
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:blackwingbear
Date:March 27th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday,man.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:choochoo68
Date:March 28th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
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happy b'day a day late and a dollar short :-*
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Here, have some icebox cake...
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From:choochoo68
Date:March 28th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
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surprised all the candles didn't set fire to the house
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:March 28th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
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[grumble]

now, for penance, you'll have to pound my butt good.

[weg]
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From:choochoo68
Date:March 28th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
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my place or yours? LOL

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