Greetings! I have missed my life the past month! Sometimes I wonder if all of the difficult work I have done the last 13 months with BAMC, Medicare, and now SAFD will be worth it in the end. I have lost precious time in my life to make all the quilts that I want to. But in the end, is that what I have been put here on this earth to do all the time? I have always felt that my purpose in life has always been to help others, be a problem solver, and fight for what is right! Only time will tell if I have either missed my calling, or hit it on the mark! LOL! I know that I am so very very blessed to have Clay with me in my life he has helped me through this mess, sometimes just having him sit there with me was enough to get me through the day. The paperwork has taken me away from him and from my love of quilting, but God gave me the ability to do the work so I did it. Clay was my biggest supporter and helped me when the brain was fried. Best of all he is a great proof reader and helps me if I become to “wordy”. We will have been together 25 years this summer! Time has flown, but I would not trade a minute that we have been together! I love my guy!
I have nothing new to show for the past week, and really for the past month but the following:
This is what I started with – a massive mess of paperwork to go through and set up files. It is all the paperwork that I have had to do in order to file our reimbursement claim from BAMC last year to Medicare, Clay’s Secondary, and HOPEFULLY BCBS. I did 3 Spreadsheets that contains all the information from all the BAMC invoices, all the information from the Medicare MSNs, and then I TRIED to make sense of the mess that Clay’s Secondary Insurance has made of their EOBs. It did not take long to realize that I would have to submit an Appeal due to all of the mistakes they made. This means another 30 day delay before I can file with BCBS (the 3rd and last of the filings). So far his insurance will end of costing us 5 months delay before I can file to BCBS.
Now let’s add the last of the stack. After 5 days, I arrived at this one.
The appeal letter took some time. A lot of copying, a lot of shredding, and about 40 hours of sitting at the computer and the table going through everything and writing the Appeal Letter and one to Senator Cruz. But it is all finshed now and as soon as we get the last EOB, the Appeal letter will be in the mail – Return Receipt Requested! I am hoping it comes tomorrow so I can check it out and get to the Post Office ASAP.
Besides that, I filed a Congressional Inquiry to Senator Ted Cruz on all the problems and work I have had to deal with from February last year until now just to be reimbursed by 3 insurance companies. If I were 15 years younger I would start a Consulting Business and make a million a year helping people get through the maize of Government Bureaucracies. But my time has past at the age of 76! I am so blessed to still have the ability to do what I can do for Clay and I.
Now for the pretty stuff! Yes those are the White House Easter Eggs signed by President Trump! OH – the folders? That is the outcome of my 5 days as an Insurance Claim Processor! See the stack closest to the chair on the left? That is a 250 page submission waiting to be sent to BCBS. I had to prepare 3 of those puppies.
Tomorrow I will receive a file tub to file this master project in and hopefully I will not have to ever see it again. I am curious though if Senator Cruz is really interested in all the problems that BAMC deals with each day with Civilian Trauma Patients. I feel for those people who do not understand how to do what I have done. The Military Trauma Facilities billing procedures are broken and needs to be fixed, but not until at least 2024 can that happen.
I leave you with this:
Have a wonderful week. Tomorrow I will be able to start my life again. Tuesday my new house cleaner will come and all I have to do is sit and quilt or applique – Ah looking forward to that.
Enjoy the world of Quilting everyday you can!
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