Monday, August 15, 2005

Medical Insurance rantings

Just back from physical therapy and want to write a few lines here before I start with the regular work of the day.

The pain is slowly decreasing in my arm and I was able to take about 200 photos on Saturday night without too much trouble. Maybe I should have done this sooner?

I go for P.T. two more times this week, then it'll probably drop to twice a week until the insurance max of 20 visits a year is reached. What if 20 visits aren't enough? Shouldn't that decision be made by a qualified doctor? Having pencil pushers say that is enough is infuriating!

If I were the CEO of some company, ripping off the shareholders and furnishing my bathroom in solid gold while hiring out a leer jet to visit Paris on a weekly basis, I could go until the arm was healed, but since I'm just a nobody writer, well, 20 visits is good enough. After all, do I really need full use of my right arm? Just because I'm right handed and need to be able to write, take photographs, etc... well, I should be grateful that I'm even allowed those 20 visits to begin with. Right?

Enough of the medical rants. I could go on for hours about that, but then I'd never get anything else done.


Blogger Crystal said...

I use to work as a provider services rep. at a Major medical insurance company, and we use to hear a lot of kvetching about those annoying "calender year maximums", especially from Chiropractors. But usually you can appeal for more visits if you feel it's really gonna be helpful. Take it easy & I hope you'll be 100% soon!

8:06 PM  

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