Questionable Counseling Practice?
March 5, 2014 5:13 AM Subscribe
Three months ago Dear Husband jumped through many hoops to get an appointment with the only counselor in town said to accept Medicare. I'd had a good experience with an excellent counselor in our area and was surprised when this new one made promises he did not keep before and during the appointment, including a promise to get back in touch with either a second appointment time or a referral. He made no contact at all after the appointment until yesterday, three full months later, with a bill he'd already submitted to Medicare for $225.00, which they covered, save $29. Does this sound customary to you?
posted by R2WeTwo to Society & Culture (33 answers total)
DH says that he did outline his areas of concern at the appointment but that the counselor offered no response to these at all, so it didn't feel like counseling to him. The counselor's qualification is a Ph.D. In contrast, my counselor is a certified, practicing family physician who sees counseling patients in the afternoons and is a diplomate of our area's Jungian Institute. He has a great reputation with five-star reviews online and treated me with impeccable ethics. His rate was around $90 per hour.
DH is thinking about writing a letter in response to this bill basically to say we're surprised that DH was ever considered a patient as he didn't feel treated like one and now that he is we will take advantage of online reviews to caution others while alerting Medicare. We just want to be sure this is reasonable here.