Health insurance woes:
Went to the doc, whom I haven't seen since October. Found out my doc sold the practice to a health network and left. Whatever.
Nurse went to take my blood, then stopped and said, "Who's your insurance with?"
I told her and she stopped, explaining, "Blood draws by us aren't covered, you'll need to go to the hospital." So they did the rest of the exam, wrote me out a slip for blood work, and off I went to the hospital.
Now, a month later, I got a whopping $500 bill for the lab work. That's the entrance to health insurance phone hell.
First call, to the lab who did the testing: "You need to call your insurance. They denied one of the tests."
Second call, to my insurance: "You need to call your doctor, they coded it wrong."
Third call, to my doctor: "You need to call our billing service, they're the ones who coded it."
Fourth call, to the billing service: "Our computers are down, call back Monday."
Fifth call, to the billing service: "Your doctor hasn't been cleared to do blood draws through your insurance yet. We're just getting that set up. Wait a month and see if you get another bill for less."