I called my primary care physician to try to get the situation with my health insurance resolved. I thought I would be able to make a few quick calls and the problem would be resolved within a week. I could then schedule an appointment with my epileptologist. I was very wrong.
I took some time off in the morning to make the phone calls. I didn’t know what I was doing, but assumed that calling the health insurance company would give me some answers. They said that I had to call my primary care physician and have them fill out a form and submit it to them. This form, if approved, would help me get permission to see my epileptologist. Sounds good right?
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The person that I talked to at my primary care physician’s office explained the reality of the situation to me. My new health insurance is very particular about who you can see. Although there is a system in place for getting permission, very few patients actually get it. My contact made it sound as if I would have better luck hunting down a dragon. They said they would fill out and send the form for me, but I should consider changing health insurance plans.
I feel like screaming. I refuse to change my specialist! She has done an amazing job keeping my seizures in check. I will change health insurance companies before changing my epileptologist.