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Guess what?

Posted by All Done on April 14, 2005, at 0:16:13

My T is going to start charging me only my copay of $35/session.

He's going to submit the claims to insurance himself.

He's going to reimburse me for my overpayments as of the first time we discussed insurance. (That's a bit of a compromise, since technically, I could ask for the money back to the day of the first claim I filed, but we are both aware of that.)

And...he's going to continue to be an insurance provider because he thinks it's a wise business decision to stay under contract with the insurance company.

Appartently, he talked to one of his colleagues who has been through this to the point of hiring an attorney to argue with the insurance company. Ultimately, his colleague realized he was not allowed to balance bill (my T seemed proud to tell me that's the official term ;)) as it is illegal.

For a little bit before telling me all of this, we talked about what I've thought about (and you all helped me to think about) this week. Then, after we discussed the nuts and bolts, we talked even more.

He asked how I've been fantasizing about this playing out. I told him my worst fear was that he wasn't going to change his billing methods to what I believed was the "right" way (or even close to the right way) and he was going to terminate his contract with the insurance company. I said I was unsure that I would be able to continue seeing him as I would be resentful and, more importantly, I would question his morals and treatment of me. He just sat there with a look I don't think I've ever seen. His eyes seemed a little softer or something. So, I asked what he was thinking and he told me that it shook him up a bit to think that this may have turned out so that I would leave. It might sound odd, but in a way, it was kind of a nice moment for both of us, I think.

I can't thank you all enough for letting me gripe about this over and over and over again. You've been so supportive.

A special thank you for you, (((falls))). You've been unbelievably patient and helpful.





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