Husband had spine surgery. The Kansas Spine hospital billed Medicare, and BCBS for which we pay dearly, but have always paid the bills for surgery with no problems.
The Kansas Spine Anesthesia Corporation which is tied in to the Kansas Spine Hospital arbitrarily billed us as a Workmans Comp work related bill, for the same surgery, so of course Medicare and BCBS denied us.
I have no idea where they got the idea that it was work related. My husband is 78 years old!
I tried talking to them, and to Medicare, and it’s like hitting a brick wall.
So, now we owe $2,000 ! What makes it worse is how bad he was physically when he came out of surgery. He couldn’t even walk.
And they sent him home in my car from Wichita to Scott City Ks which is almost a 4 hr trip and he was in horrid pain.
I felt so bad for him. They don’t even pretend to care about their patients.
It was like they just wanted us to leave because we were too much trouble.