What I'd like to know is where to go to get my vaccines updated. So I had a straight talk with my insurance company UHC and they were like yeah clinic X covers it. I go to clinic X and they said they've had other patients with UHC and nope they don't cover it.
I go online,look at my preventative care list, yep its covered but I can't find that particular branch of clinic X so I call back UHC and they said they are not sure and will call me back tommorrow.
Here's another example I go in for a preventative care visit with my doctor thinking everything 100% covered, today get a bill for $170 dollars. Call UHC they say oh well this part of my exam was diagonistic, that other part not covered, the other part not covered. I'm a totally healthy person, all i did was blood screening and an ekg.I pay these idiots a premimum every month thinking when i go for preventative service it will somehow pay for itself...yeah right.
Why the hell can't I ever get a straight answer from doctors and insurance companies on what I will have to pay??? How did you guys get your vaccines done? I tried the local health dept and they are charging an arm and a leg, for e.g each hep B shot is $75, yet I read some health dept give it free or like $20.
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I only got the hep b at the Health dept. $45 per shot. Had to get titers and tetanus at the docs. I have BCBS. The nurse who drew my blood said I'm warning you your insurance isn't going to cover this. Unsaid yeah yeah whatever. Just got a bill from BCBS for $900 some odd dollars. I'm ****** right now. Plus I had all my immunizations (thanks for the titers telling me so) but I wasn't immune for hep b. so disgusted.
well I had my titers done as part of my preventative visit and all were covered EXCEPT for the Hep B titer, which I called ahead, UHC said yep its all free and covered, so I called back and asked UHC why I was billed $80 for the Hep B titer aka antibody test their excuse was the antibody test has not been proven to be reliable in clinical studies and its not paid for ever! I was an EMT between 1999 and 2004 I know I had the Heb B series already but I got no proof since it was done overseas. The Hep B anti body test was negative
so I paid $80 for nothing plus I still gotta retake the whole series again due to that false result
. varicella was positive since i know i had chicken pox as a child and MMR were all positive. My freaking insurance has a clause that says, not paying for immunizations if its for school...I pay these fools almost $2000 per year and they cant give me free vaccines?....thats just a bunch of Malarkey
P.S Students, dont bother to get a Hep B antibody test its unreliable, just retake the series save some $$$
Last edit by ArrowRN on Nov 6, '12
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