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Insurance Drama...OH BROTHER....

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SO, because my husband had a hard time getting EOB's from his ex wife, he had asked me, because I had time, to call the insurance company and find out the status of claims. I knew how to do this, because I worked Private insurance claims when I worked for an ambulance company, back in the late 80's and early 90's.

In late April 1997, Juanita had called my husband asking to speak to me regarding the reasons we needed copies of the EOB's from her insurance company.

First let me say, apparently, she had forgotten that in 1995, she and Keith  had entered into an agreement that "Any medical, dental, orthodontia, counseling or vision care costs, reasonably incurred on behalf of a minor child, and not covered or paid for by insurance, shall be paid equally by Petitioner (J) and Respondent (K)."

Secondly, due to the fact that this is a CALIFORNIA court order, there is such a thing called, NOTICE OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Health-Care Costs and Reimbursement Proc…

Pet Peeve

One of my pet peeves since my husband passed away is to receive junk mail for my former stepkids. WTH? They have never lived here, ever. My former stepson has never been to this house, and my former stepdaughter was here for one week in Dec 2002, 7 mionths after we moved in. Today, my former stepdaughter got a magazine flyer from Anchor Blue, and a couple weeks ago, my former stepson got something from the military. Why are they getting crap here? There is no way I will forward their junk mail to them, mostly because I have no idea what their addresses are, and a little part because I won't waste money on them. My husband did that for them when he was alive and it wasn't appreciative. ANyway, just venting :-)

HIPAA Law 1996

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Insurance_Portability_and_Accountability_Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAAPub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It was sponsored by Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kan.).[1] Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.[2] This act gives the right to privacy to individuals from age 12 through 18. The provider must have a signed disclosure form the affected before giving out any information on provided health care to anyone, including parents.[3][4] The administrative simplification provisions als…