Update: Hospital Billing
So DH received yet another medical bill from BM requesting reimbursement. This one was for $160 for SS' "OT services." BM's insurance isn't very good - that $160 out-of-pocket was for only 2 visits. I asked DH how long BM is going to continue to seek OT for related to SS' "sensory processing disorder." DH said "As long as she possibly can." SS already started football so there is no reason he can't use that to get his "issues" worked out.
DH emailed BM yesterday about her request for the $250 from SS' throat scope. He name dropped, telling BM he called the hospital and the FOC, telling that BM the hospital said the deposit is refundable and the FOC said BM has to request reimbursement after insurance is applied, not before. BM backed down when she found out he contacted those entities. BM apologized, saying that she couldn't remember if it was before or after insurance was applied, but she didn't want to miss out on DH's payment if she got it wrong. Our BM is always on top of everything; like I've said previously, her 5 year plan has a 5 year plan... she is always manipulative and calculated - she knew darn well how/when to request reimbursement, she just thought we would blindly pay without asking questions.
BM then said she had insurance do a quote for SS' procedure. She believes it will be $1200 out-of-pocket, trying to claim that the scope was $11,000 before insurance... Giving birth to DD4months, which was an induction with multiple interventions, 3 days at the hospital, etc. was $12,000 before insurance; you can't tell me an outpatient pediatric scope down the throat with general anesthesia is that much. BM claimed that another reason she sent the request for $250 to lessen the blow of sending the whole $1200 bill at once, doing us a favor. DH told BM to wait until she receives the final medical bill with insurance's adjustment before requesting any more money. BM said okay, but informed DH that she has more medical bills coming.
Does BM not understand that making medical issues for SS isn't the way to get to us? BM still has to pay the 60% majority of out-of-pocket medical costs, so it is still costing her a boatload if this is her new tactic to get back at DH. I'm hoping she doesn't continue because these past few months have been expensive for SS.