I was just wanting to get some replies on the costs of epidural injections you have received to compare to mine.
When i lived in Illionois i had 4 ESI's at about 1,500 so i thought that was about the going rate but since i've moved to Indiana and am going to a new PM his price is way off what i thought it was going to be.
I received a letter and a check from BC/BS saying that my benefits had been reached for the year. I then received a letter from my PM saying i owed them 4,000 for my ESI i about had a heart attack!
First of all i felt pressured into having one when i didn't really want another one because i didn't get any relief from the other ones and i felt i had already tried that route. Basically he made me feel if i was really in pain i should do it or else i wasn't really in pain.
I've never heard of an ESI costing 4,000 dollars for god's sake. My neurosurgeon's fee for my microdiscectomy/laminectomy was 4,000!!!!
I'm so happy with my pain management now that i'm on methadone that i don't want to sqwabble but i feel like they are completly money hungry and take advantage of people that are willing to do just about anything to get some pain relief.
Another thing that i have a question about is picking up monthly scripts. At my last PM you called in about 4 days before you were due for your refill and they gave you the time and day to come pick the script up and they had it at the front desk waiting and you were not charged just to pick the script up. If you were in the middle of a med change and had a problem and needed to see the doc you make an appt. for that. At my new PM i can't just pick up my script.......i have to wait for an hour or more for the doc to come in only for me to say everything is fine and for him to hand me my script and pay 70 dollars for it. I think that's ridiculous
I don't feel like i should have to pay that unless i really need to be seen by the doc, not just to get my script refilled if i have no problems.
I would appreciate any replies as to how your PM handles this and what's the ballpark your ESI's have been........i feel as if i'm being robbed.
Thanks for listening to the rambling