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The problem I have with that is this: If I need medical assistance, I want to go someplace where my insurance will cover me. If their staff tells me they accept my insurance or, especially, that they verified coverage with my insurance company, I am relying on that information.

Boy do I hear that. We got hit with a $400 bill because the assisting physician at my c-section for DS was NOT a provider for my insurance. Arrrgghh!! The hospital was a provider with our insurance, my OB was a provider, and the anesthesiologist was a provider...but unbeknownst to me ahead of time, my OB had an assisting physician present for the surgery, and HE was not covered! So we ended up paying $400 more out of pocket (well out of our medical FSA) than we had anticipated. I was really peeved about that, because that is something that my OB ought to have told me before the c-section (i.e. that she would have another physician there to assist).

I'm still irked about it because now we have $400 less in our FSA, meaning we will have to eat some medical expenses this year that otherwise would have been tax-free. Grrrr.

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