Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Addressing another medical need
Issue is, however, that neither of the contacts MD's in this 12 MD practice participate with my insurance. The receptionist asked me if I couldn't just make an appointment and submit the bill to my insurance for partial reimbursement. I politely replied that I have maxed my deductible on our HSA, so why would I want to incur a debt that wouldn't exist if I could find an in plan, contact MD? She understood, gave me "transfer of records" paperwork to fill out, once I know which contact MD outside of their practice, does participate in my insurance so I won't be charged. With upcoming surgery, I'll have little immediate need to be wearing contacts; being on RX pain meds makes me sleepy, so getting refitted for contacts is something I can push off, but will deal with prior to the start of my new insurance plan "year." Meanwhile, I've ordered some new glasses, which should be in by the end of next week. They happen to be a designer label, not that I ever aim for that. I tried on about 15 pairs of glasses, narrowed them down to 3, finally picking out this black pair:
My current, aka "old" glasses? I plan on having them coverted into prescription sunglasses for driving. I priced it out at the opticians: just under $200.