Anthem Blue Cross Indiana Complaint - Shame On You Anthem! Pathetic
INDIANA NO PLACE, INDIANA -- This is a good one and more of the same stuff.
In 2007 we moved from sunny California to dismall Indiana (I know big mistake). We got taken by every con man and average contractor Hoosier in the Indy region. To top it off, Anthem Blue Cross was the health insurer through my wife's company in Indy. We did not have coverage in Indiana from out SoCal provider (out of geographic range) and were in the process of cancelling the policy. I had a heart attack in 2006 and needed to see a doctor ( i.e. quack in Indiana) for blood tests and ongoing care. Anthem authorized a nuclear heart stress test for me after a blood work up and a few office visits with my primary. Not only was this test archaic, but a total waste of time and it may have actually caused damage to my liver and kidneys.
At a later date, 6 months later actually, we start getting bills from the hospital that did the testing. Anthem had decided not to pay the bills and that the charges were excessive. Then a few weeks later Anthem stated that our coverage in California was covering the same thing and that we were trying to dupe Anthem in to paying twice for the tests. Huh? Seems someone in Anthem billing noted that we used to have coverage in California and that it did not cover us in Indiana. From that they tried to disallow all charges. now this is over $5k and nothing but typical Hoosiers trying to take advantage of someone for money.
We have been fighting them on it ever since and they have consistently lowered the amount they say we owe. now a new bill comes in for the original office visits with the primary care physician! Ridiculous.
Don't waste you money on these idiots!