Can anyone let me know who their contact is for billing/insurance issues at Dr. KK's office? I have an appointment in early December and will keep it if my current FET is not successful. I've been trying since I made the appointment in August (no lie!) to get ahold of someone at the office to discuss finances and insurance coverage. In particular, I'd like a CPT code (or two!) to run by my insurance to verify coverage. Each time I am transferred to someone who never returns my calls. I've called the main line for Dr. KK's office and they insist there is only one person (Tina?) who can help me. I'm a little concerned because I really do want a ballpark idea of upfront costs before I commit to this. Honestly, if I knew it was ~ $5K OOP for the first appointment, I'd probably cancel. This is a lot of money we are dealing with and I feel like at least they could do me the courtesy to call me back to discuss. I'm also worried in the case of any insurance issues/billing problems in the future should I move forward, there will be absolutely no one to assist. Is the financial support there really that bad, or have I just been mis-directed to the wrong person?
Also, I will just be finishing up a cycle (ie- stopping estrogen and progesterone) when I come for my appointment. I don't want to call to reschedule because I really don't want to wait until late January or February to go in. Not to mention it's a very bad time of year for me to take off work. Will the fact that I would just be coming off a failed cycle impact any of my test results?
DOR and AMA
2/12-5/12: 4 IUI cycles = all BFN;
7/12: DE IVF # 1 (with ICSI)- 20R, 16M, 14F, 5DT of 2 blasts; 6 frosties = BFN;
Lupus anticoagulant initially high, then found to be normal on hematology consult;
Follow up testing in September all clear;
Started synthroid for "high normal" TSH;
FET # 1- late October 2012- BFP on FRER; beta # 1- 21(low), beta # 2- 48 (still low), beta # 3- 132, beta # 4- 1,293; beta # 5- 5,606; last beta- over 100,000. First u/s 11/21- heard heartbeat
12/12- Officially an OB patient!
Level 2 ultrasound at 20 weeks shows vasa previa and VCI
Referral to MFM and mandatory c section for delivery
Beautiful baby girl born at 34 weeks
Finally home after 15 day NICU stay!
Trying for sibling: FET # 2- May 2014; beta 5/31, BFN
FET #3, early July 2014; beta 7/14, BFN
DE IVF # 2- August 2014; 14R, 13M, 11F, 5dt of 2 blasts (3 AA), 5 frosties = BFN
FET #4- December 2014, yet another BFN
Dr. KK work up shows borderline uterine blood flow, elevated NK cells, and MTHFR mutation (homozygous for c677t)
Added baby aspirin, prednisone, supplements, Metanx, and intralipids
Switched to large clinic for final attempt; had endometrial receptivity testing in January; FET March 2015 = yet another BFN
Likely OAD- NBC