BC/BS of Michigan - This Insurance Company Sucks

Health Insurance - Complaint
Review by shinez53 on 2012-07-26
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MICHIGAN -- This company is as useless as tits on a boar hog.. My hospital is in their network, it must only be the building they cover, as most everyone in there is not in their network. I had to pay almost $2000 dollars because the people that worked in the hospital (pathology) were not in my network unbeknownst to me.. I was assured they were in my network.. It should be against the law for insurance companies like BC/BS to stay in business.

Cheryl Sikes Burleson, Tx.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-07-27
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-07-26:
Cheryl, it is not uncommon for hospital departments to be outsourced. My hospital outsources the ER & Radiology department. The physician's that work the ER have their own medical group, so to speak, and their services are bill separately. If you go to the ER, you get a separate bill for the physician who treated you. If the staff that treated you are part of an outsourced group, maybe they are not contract providers for BCBS,
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-07-27:
Pathologists, Radiologists, Emergency room physicians, and Anesthesiologists are usually not contracted with any insurances. They are not a part of the hospital and bill independently. However, some insurances will pay as in network if you are in the hospital as inpatient. But if you are there as outpatient then they would be out of network

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