Monday, February 25, 2008

Upset ... Mad ... Furious

So we received more bills in the mail from IVF Michigan today, totaling ~$1,000 for services rendered over the time period August - November 2007. Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!?

When we left our post-failure consultation, I asked the fucking moron medical receptionist to send us a bill for our remaining balance - I wanted to pay it, to be done with the process, done with IVF Michigan and have no outstanding balance. We received a bill for ~$300 the next week, which I promptly paid. In December, I was surprised by another bill for ~$150, just in time for Christmas ... slightly miffed about receiving a bill after having requested to pay our balance in full, I kindly paid this as well.

Now we receive this pile of shit from IVF Michigan. I'm shocked. I want to write something bad about IVF Michigan right here, but I'm refraining until I get to the bottom of this.

... breathe in ... breathe out ...

I'm going home tonight to go over every detail of every bill we've received, identifying amounts paid, services rendered, amount billed to insurance, amount paid by insurance, etc.

Just got a text message from my wife: Cooper just left 6 claw marks on our cherry coffee table. This day just keeps getting better. I'll look forward to him taking a dump in the bed tonight, and the house burning down tomorrow while I'm at work.


PJ said...


I feel your pain. Well, maybe not yet. But the IUI's are starting to add up and we have NO infertility coverage. Once I started taking meds, the funds ceased to exist.

I think our situation is similar to yours. See newly constructed blog.

We got a puppy too! He's 8 months old. We brought him home last August. He is definitely a welcome distraction.

Good luck with you. Remember that all of this will be worth it in the end when you hold that baby in your arms.

Charne Trollip said...

Shoo sounds like you really having a rough day... hope you get those bills sorted out and get to the bottom of it