So yesterday I called River oaks to ask them if we could do the appeal, and they said they could not because they’re Dr. house to do a peer to peer with meridians medical director, and this cannot be done because they’re Dr. has not seen me. I then called (Meridian) to inquire about other methods, and they said I could not do the appeal that the facility had two. They said we had to do it by today which is not possible. Somehow they have it in their records that I was discharged from river oaks. I don’t know how that is because I have never been there. I contacted an organization called equip for a quality and then working with an advocate named Megan. I told her what my BMI was and how I was being treated by the medical system, and she was shocked. I’m going to see a new primary care provider this morning in about an hour, and hoping that goes well. Maybe she can do the appeal? I’m not sure though, but I can only hope at this point. I am pretty sure we are going to have to sue meridians/Medicaid. Hope everyone has a good day.
I HATE THE DAMN MEDICAL SYSTEM. WE APPLIED FOR A FINNANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND THEY SAID THAT BECAUSE WE HAD INSURANCE THAT WE DON’T QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM EVEN THOUGH THE PORGRAM THAT WE WENT TO ISN’T COVERED BY MEDICAID. THEY JUST SAID, “WE’RE SORRY, BUT WE CAN’T APPROVE YOU.” WELL, FUCK THEM!!! WE WON’T BE PAYING THAT DAMN BILL!!!!
So I’ve called a lawyer. Hoping he calls me back. This is getting rediculous with the insurance. I spoke with Jennifer yesterday and she basically had no plan for what we do next as far as Meridian is concerned. I kept telling her that there are no more places in Illinois besides the two she has already documented that have already said no, and she just kept saying that she would continue to do research. Ugh!!!!