Madeleine's surgery will be next Thursday, the 29th. I'm glad to have a date as that makes it that much closer to having it over and done with. We're really hoping that this will be her last surgery. On Tuesday she has the MRI followed by a CT scan, preceded by a clinic visit for labs and urine. It will be a busy day. I'm not too thrilled about having her sedated twice in one week, but I suppose this is the way that it has to be.
In the middle of scheduling all of this Neurosurgery called to get our new insurance information. I had spent a good deal of time on the phone with our insurance company trying to get a policy number or something to tell the billing people. Apparently, even though we signed up online and everything is supposed to be automatic, we won't be able to get into the system for 4-6 weeks. We are currently covered but can't get any information from the company in order to actually BE covered for this surgery. I told neurosurgery all of this and she said that in that case they would be billing us the $50-60,000 directly. Great. Thank you. Tomorrow begins the renewed battle with insurance. I'm wondering if stepping up the hysterics will get me anywhere.