Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Life is pulling in me in a lot of different directions right now, and the task of post-processing of my Wyoming images keeps getting pushed down on the priority list. But in-between today’s arguments with the billing office of University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-payment of some of Jim’s radiation treatments in October 2013, I was able to edit a photo for feature posting this week. This landscape is one of many beautiful scenes around the old homestead where the 1953 movie “Shane” was filmed.
And yes, it appears that I won the argument with hospital. They were sending a collection agency after me for nonpayment of about $1000. Until today, I got absolutely no warning or any prior notice that there was an outstanding medical bill. The letter from the collection agency was totally out of the blue. Gee thanks, guys. The hospital claimed that the insurance policy (Medicare supplement) had denied payment twice. Well, based on my discussions with the insurance company, the claim had never been submitted at all! I’m now told by the hospital that it was a computer error. And, the bill is in the process of getting properly submitted for insurance payment.
A couple of hours got wasted this afternoon, wrestling with this issue. However, it was worth it to save myself $1000 that I didn’t owe. And, I was proud of myself that I was able to get through all of the phone calls without crying. It was a first.