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Why yes, I *would* like my money back.

April 29th, 2012 at 10:10 am

Last year (in April) I had the mystery bill from a local hospital I never went to (and posted about it http://bennkar.savingadvice.com/2011/04/30/medical-mysteries...) and then I had to fight with them to get them to submit the correct type of procedure they did to the my insurance. All the time I was getting bills saying I had to pay or they would report this to the credit bureaus and send this to a collection agency (basically threatening me).

Once they filed it properly my insurance had me pay a co-payment, which made no sense as it was part of the procedure done at a doctor's office. At that point I didn't care any more and paid it, happy to let it go. Now just two weeks ago I get a letter from the insurance saying I shouldn't have been required to make a copayment and they went and paid the hospital my $25 copayment.

Of course the hospital didn't send any reimbursement of the copayment. I knew that would happen, so again another call to the hospital this Wednesday where I get "Oh, you'd like the money back? Sure we can do that." however, what goes through my mind is to say "No, actually I like paying extra, don't you?" GRRRR.... I just say "yes", and leave it at that.

Funny how their systems work great one way and not the other. Ugh. Oh well, I guess I should be happy about the extra money.

5 Responses to “Why yes, I *would* like my money back.”

  1. snafu Says:

    Sorry to be cynical but..Have you actually had the money transferred into your account or received a cheque? Will they reimburse you or your insurance since they generated the credit or will it sit on someone's To Do list for some time?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Yeah, they are always in a hurry to collect, but take their sweet old time paying.

  3. bennyhoff Says:

    I have no money yet - I only talked with them this week. I was more upset with having to call to get the refund. I really don't expect to see the money for a week or two.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Sounds like something that would happen to me. The vagaries of the health insurance system will forever keep me stymied. And for the same reason, mistakes at the cash register for just about anything always seem to be in the store's favor, not yours.

  5. homebody Says:

    Personally am awaiting a $600.00 reimbursement from UCSF's Dermatopathology department. It had better come soon. They said they do them once a month and I called at the end of March after I finally got my insurance EOBs that they finally paid for the pathology on my skin biopsy (ruling out lupus).

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