Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas From Aetna

I just opened a bill from my physical therapists. My last session was in August.

It seems Aetna, my insurer, hasn't paid them a dime--the bills were denied. So either they want me to get Aetna to pay them, or I can pay them $3,583.

You can be sure I'll call Aetna today to wish them the very Merriest of Christmases as well.

Addendum: Upon calming down and examining the letter more closely, I saw that the payments weren't made from June 19 through the end of rehab on August 7 (my ACL surgery was March 27, and I started rehab two days later). I called Aetna, which said it sent a check on Dec. 6--three days after my therapists sent me their letter. So this little issue should be resolved--phew!


mmra said...

I had Aetna too and not the best plan they offered. I was allowed 60 consecutive days for one incident. I had a high co-pay for each visit.

Bob, I decided to join the blogging community. I was reading your post and saw the icon "create blog" at the top of the page. Well, to my surprise I clicked on it. I remember when I started going through recovery and was looking for fellow martial artist who experienced the same injury. There is one ACL blog that has over 1000 posts and I think I read every one (most were soccer injuries).

Thank you for posting about your surgery and recovery.

BobSpar said...


Welcome to the world of blogs! I'm going to post a link to your blog on mine, and I look forward to reading it. I'm glad you're back and kicking in karate.

Blackbeltmama said...

I'm so glad you got it all worked out. I'm just waiting for the bills to start rolling in. I know it's going to be awful. I'm responsible for 20% of the surgery, etc. My co-pays are ridiculous so my PT has been great with giving me things to do from home and reduce the amount of time I have to be in there. We put triple the amount of flex money in our medical savings account this year because of it.

BobSpar said...

That's very smart to fund your flexible spending plan, BBM.