Apparently there was some sort of billing change with most insurance companies and it changed how my therapist bills. In her bill for January she charged me twice for each of my five visits: once as an office visit and once as medical services. Her explanation for the medical is that we talked about medical issues like eating issues, migraines etc.
I cannot adequately express how angry this made me. Especially as with the migraines, she did nothing to treat them. I have a doctor who treats them already. I mentioned them casually and she asked me how often I had them etc. and she made some notes for her records. How is that a medical service?
Because of her new billing she submitted charges to my insurance company for January totalling more than $1,160.00. She expected my insurance company to reduce some of it but what they did was deny some of the charges which means that I have to pay it.
The result of this has been felt throughout my internal system. My husband and I both know that we can’t afford her new billing. She says that January was unusual and wouldn’t be the norm but I now feel as if I have to guard everything I say. I dare not mention a headache or anything else for fear of being charged for a medical visit as well as an office visit.
The other consequence is that because I feel that I may no longer be able to see her, my system has shutdown. There is too much fear that issues surrounding my uncle are no longer safe because we may not have anyone to talk to.
This situation is causing an extreme amount of stress. My heart starts beating faster, I get very angry and I’ve lost my connection with the rest of my “selves”.
I haven’t seen her since the billing was processed but will see her next week. The possibility of confrontation and/or stopping therapy is really messing me up.