Insurance companies are out of control. The health system is so out of wack and the insurance companies have no fear of reprisal. They are in need of a single payer smack down.
When I got into my office this morning I was informed by my office manager that an insurance company had called and was requesting a refund for overpayment for patients that were seen in the office in 2005-2006.
I was pretty angry until I started to think about it. It dawned on me that I had received a letter from a different insurance company asking for reimbursement for surgery that was done in Sept 2008. It turns out they had only partially paid me for the surgery that I had done. Now they were asking for a reimbursement? That would mean that I would be paying THEM for the privilege of operating on their patient.