Re: Pain Management Epideral Bill
Hi there...If you could please provide some more details..that would be good. How old is your son and does he have his own health insurance or is he covered under your insurance?
First off...are you positive that this is an actual bill from the Drs. office saying that you/he owes this money. Or is it just a "copy" of the bill that goes to the insurance and showing what is charged them...
With many insurance companies, they need a pre-authorization for procedures like an epidural steroid injection. Did he/you follow up with the DRs. office to make sure that he was approved for this before getting the injection? I used to always call and follow up with both the office and my insurance and get the approval number.
The main reason that the patient has to follow through is because they/or you as their gaurdian sign a document stating that if there are any costs not covered by insurance than you are responsible for payment. So this is crucial to do before the injection..
Has he, you, or anyone else dealt with medications, procedures, or treatments previous to do this and how the insurance company and a Drs. office works?