Retired. Florida. Statement 10133.
Categories: Patient Statements
Had an operation by a neurosurgeon for spinal stenosis. Lab tests for blood clotting denied. Hospital wants $1200 for denied clotting tests. They accept 1% from Medicare for all other lab tests. They want full payment from me. Filed an appeal. Neurosurgeon wrote a statement to Medicare stating lab tests were medically necessary due to history of bleeding hemorrhoids and long term use of RX pain medication prior to spinal surgery. I filed a claim over 60 days ago. Just been notified claim has been transferred to another state office for analysis and decision. Hospital sent my info to a collection agency regards to unpaid lab fee. Fortunately they stopped calling after I announced I was filing an appeal to the claim.