Anyone who has used the healthcare system has probably had to sort through billing issues with their physician or dental office, clinic, or hospital. Here are the most common errors made in the exchange of medical information between the patient, medical office, and insurance company.
Having a baby is a game changer in terms of your health coverage as well. For most young couples, this may be the most important single use of their insurance, so it is important to get it right.
Today is Sunday, on Wednesday I thought I had a doctor's appointment. It turned out that it was supposed to have been on Tuesday; and I missed it! This made me really disappointed because we were told by Dr. C at last month's visit (when we couldn't find our baby's heartbeat) that we would definitely be able to hear it this time... I actually began to cry when the receptionist told me that Dr. C wasn't in and that I would have to reschedule our appointment.
Today we went to the hospital to have a second ultra-sound and some blood work done. My fiancée made plans to go into work late, again, so that he could be present for the fascinating "picture show". There was lots of questions and paperwork, and Kris really wasn't thrilled with sitting through all of that, but as soon as they put the jelly on my belly he was in a trance. He stared at the monitor, waiting for the "show" to start. When the ultra-sound machine touched my belly, there was a quick arm movement from baby.
I just recently found out that I am pregnant. I missed my monthly and took a home test it came out positive. I am very happy about this. I have made a doctor's appointment, however it is not for another 2 weeks. I am a bit nrevous about this first appointment as I have no idea what is going to happen or what to expect. So I was wondering what to expect at this appointment, what questions will be asked, what will be done and things I should be asking about?
Thanks so much.
Fatigue, weight gain, constipation, insomnia, and lethargy... Is it possible that this woman is experiencing something more severe than the normal, early pregnancy symptoms? Could it be hypothyroidism?
Today was a big day...
Today started off as a normal day off of work. Throughout the day I was mostly relaxed. This evening we went to meet our new doctor. Dr. Conter has been my fiancée's doctor for a long time, and after I met him, I knew he would be the right doctor to help us welcome our new bundle of joy into this world. He is very personable, and approachable.
Today, we went for our "early ultrasound" as we did not have a precise due date. As we waited to see the technician that would give us our first glimpse of our developing bundle of joy, I could feel the pressure in my bladder building by the minute. Once in the ultrasound room, the technician explained what was about to happen. She explained that she would have to apply lots of pressure to get a good view of the fetus. I figured, "short term pain, for long term gain (i.e. have a defined due date). At first she had difficulty finding the baby, then she spotted the amniotic sac.
Going to the dentist is probably not at the top of your favorite's list, but if you are pregnant, don't think for a minute you can neglect those pearly whites that line your mouth and serve you so well each time you eat or smile.
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