Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I'm really frustrated today. I finally got to the point where I was again willing to try to find a psychiatrist to work with. I ended up with a list of 5 that are in-network providers for my insurance. Of those 5, two work at a university and don't accept patients directly, they would have to be referred by one of the psychiatry residents after at least 3 months of weekly treatment from a resident. Plus, they are more than 2 hours away from me. I can't drive 4 hours each week just to see a psychiatry resident in hopes they will refer me to the person I really want to see! Another 2 of the 5 won't accept any new patients with my insurance because they have had so many issues with my insurance not paying them for treatment provided to other patients. The other one is 3.5 hours away from me. I haven't called their office yet out because I'm afraid I will feel defeated if something prevents them from seeing me.
It is total cr@p that I can't get treatment because my insurance company messed with other providers. I was actually told that they had gotten authorization for services, but the company later refused to pay when they were billed for those services. WTF!?
I absolutely hate having a condition that no one understands! I wish I had some simple condition and could see basically anyone and get decent treatment!