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Old 11-23-2008, 06:47 AM   #111
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Great news it will be good to get her back to the board soon.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:15 AM   #112
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Great news it will be good to get her back to the board soon.
I think I can safely say we will be hearing from her sometime today.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #113
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Well, I just talked to Marianne, and there has been a monkeywrench thrown in the works by our wonderful friends, the insurance companies. She has been getting antibiotic treatment for various infections that they found during her surgery to remove the plate and mesh, including a pretty severe one that requires nurses to come in with gowns and masks when they need to work on her. She needs 5 more treatments, 3 of which they're going to give her today and the others at home. Well, of course the insurance company, either Medicare or Highmark, are refusing to foot the entire bill because she is close to her cap on Part D - $500 away, to be exact - and the treatments are $300 each. So they were going to pay the additional $500, and then leave Marianne with the bill for the rest! It was absolutely ridiculous. So the hospital contacted the insurance company and told them that either they arrange to pay for the treatments, or they were going to have to keep her there for another 5 days, which of course the insurance company didn't want to pay for either. So they agreed to cover all but $100 for the treatments, and Marianne is still stuck with a bill. Medical insurance companies are a joke, and they are probably the biggest reason why health care in this country is so screwed up. They want to make as much money as they can while paying as little benefits as possible, and to hell with the patients. Anyway, she is going to be home today, but it likely won't be until late this evening.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:12 PM   #114
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That sucks. So do you expect Marianne will be home tonight or tomorrow?
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Insurance companies = legal thievery.

At least she is coming home.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #116
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That sucks. So do you expect Marianne will be home tonight or tomorrow?
She should be home within the next hour or hour and a half, after she finishes her last IV antibiotic treatment at the hospital.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:43 PM   #117
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Well, I just talked to Marianne, and there has been a monkeywrench thrown in the works by our wonderful friends, the insurance companies. She has been getting antibiotic treatment for various infections that they found during her surgery to remove the plate and mesh, including a pretty severe one that requires nurses to come in with gowns and masks when they need to work on her. She needs 5 more treatments, 3 of which they're going to give her today and the others at home. Well, of course the insurance company, either Medicare or Highmark, are refusing to foot the entire bill because she is close to her cap on Part D - $500 away, to be exact - and the treatments are $300 each. So they were going to pay the additional $500, and then leave Marianne with the bill for the rest! It was absolutely ridiculous. So the hospital contacted the insurance company and told them that either they arrange to pay for the treatments, or they were going to have to keep her there for another 5 days, which of course the insurance company didn't want to pay for either. So they agreed to cover all but $100 for the treatments, and Marianne is still stuck with a bill. Medical insurance companies are a joke, and they are probably the biggest reason why health care in this country is so screwed up. They want to make as much money as they can while paying as little benefits as possible, and to hell with the patients. Anyway, she is going to be home today, but it likely won't be until late this evening.
I completely missed seeing this one earlier today. That sucks.
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Well,

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #119
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She should be home within the next hour or hour and a half, after she finishes her last IV antibiotic treatment at the hospital.
Seriously man, thanks for keeping us updated

Great news that she's going home, I bet she was tired of being in a hospital
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #120
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Yes. Hopefully you are reading this sooner than later.

Welcome home!
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