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How do I handle this insurance issue from my surgery?

In August of 2015 I had brain surgery at the Cleveland Clinic to remove a tumor. It was benign. I've been back several times for radiation therapy and other follow-up appointments. Everything has been really, really great. I mean, as great as brain surgery can be, I guess. My right vocal cord is paralyzed as a result of cranial nerve trauma, but other than that, I am here, and I am happy. There is, however, the small issue of the bill. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2016 - 23 answers

Paging Dr Woo...

Who at a hospital is responsible for compliance to medical "norms"? What happens if a doctor starts prescribing things that fall outside of medicine or his/her expertise? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Sep 18, 2016 - 9 answers

How do I get all my health/medical records from hospitals and doctors

I'll try to keep this brief. I will likely be moving to Southern-Europe and will need to form new relationships with new doctors. Now, what from what I've been advised - they told me they want everything since I have multiple issues (PTSD from war, Anxiety over loud bangs/sounds, fireworks, Phobia of small places..) had a couple of MRIs after my car being rear-ended as well. So is it as simple (I like in Mass) as emailing/calling them and asking me to send me all my records? I don't even know what records holds. Is it what things they diagnosed me with, blood results, my medication, my MRI results. Stuff like that? Does it cost anything? Any help is extremely appreciated. Thank you all!
posted by bostonhill on Aug 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Where to?

I'm supposed to go to an ER. Which one? I'm in Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Oct 8, 2015 - 30 answers

Catholic hospital towns

If you have female reproductive organs, would you have any hesitation moving to a town where the only hospital is Catholic? [more inside]
posted by kutsushita nyanko on Aug 3, 2015 - 29 answers

Which Las Vegas hospitals take psychiatric emergencies?

Trying to locate a family member who was taken by first responders to a hospital for a psychiatric emergency. I've called a few hospitals without luck. Anyone know where individuals with Medicaid in psychiatric emergency are taken in Las Vegas?
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Jul 15, 2015 - 6 answers

Good psychiatric hospitals in NYC?

A friend in New York City is in crisis and I think needs to go to a psychriatric hospital. The one they've been to previously has since closed and they are reluctant to go to a place they know nothing about. I'm in Florida so I'm no help with this. Can any of you recommend which hospitals in Manhattan should be considered - or as importantly, avoided?
posted by cmyk on Jun 29, 2015 - 14 answers


What does it mean when medical insurance applies a negative exclusion amount to a charge? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Apr 26, 2015 - 8 answers

"Sorry, sir, it's hospital policy."

You know how on every single television show ever when someone is in the hospital, the nurse says they have to be wheeled out in a wheelchair upon discharge, even when they are perfectly capable of walking, because it's "hospital policy"? Is this a true thing that hospitals do? [more inside]
posted by something something on Nov 13, 2014 - 56 answers

mother has cancer and I have so many questions

My Mother is likely going to receive a Metastatic Lung Cancer diagnosis on Monday. Due to her health, she probably won't be able to receive treatment. Questions about seeing an oncologist, palliative care, hospice, and my options. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 28, 2014 - 26 answers

The things we should have discussed ahead of time

My 72-year-old mother has been in the ICU for a week, and it's 50-50 on whether she'll pull through or die. I'm struggling to be a responsible adult about the whole thing. [more inside]
posted by iarerach on Mar 13, 2014 - 22 answers

Looking for abandoned places for neat photography shoots!

Do you live or know of neat places in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana that my explorer/photographer friend could visit? Let me know! [more inside]
posted by Driven on Jan 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Where can I access reports of surgeon/hospital/surgery success rates?

I have heard that hospitals and surgeons have to report success rates for specific surgeries. Do you know where these databases can be accessed? Thanks!
posted by bobbyno on Jun 24, 2013 - 3 answers

How best to communicate with doctors?

How do you advocate for the best care from three states away? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England.

Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on May 2, 2012 - 9 answers

How to clean/disinfect an iPhone

Cleaning and disinfecting iPhones [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 4, 2012 - 18 answers

How many hospitals don't participate?? - Medicare Googling fail

How many American hospitals do not participate in Medicare? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Dec 17, 2011 - 4 answers

employment, careers, depression, and inpatient psychiatric care

Am I depressed because I hate my job? or do I hate my job because I'm depressed? Quitting is a bad idea, right? What about going to a psychiatric hospital? (warning: long) [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 1, 2011 - 29 answers

Emergency medicine in 1920

I am a 40 year old man that died of a skull fracture in August, 1920. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Sep 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me realize my counseling career dreams!

I want to be a counselor in clinics and/or hospitals. What degree do I need to get? [more inside]
posted by GarotaDaCidade on Sep 3, 2009 - 9 answers

What should I expect when seeking inpatient mental health treatment?

What happens if you check into an inpatient psychiatric facility in Maryland/ Washington/ Virgina? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Books on asylums

Help me find books about insane asylums/state hospitals. [more inside]
posted by shwynn2 on Nov 26, 2007 - 12 answers


I think I have a cataract. I'm 30 years old, and I live in China. What now? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on May 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there a doctor in the house?

Listening to this story about hospital interns on NPR yesterday got me thinking about the practice of interns and residents working around the clock. What is the purpose of this? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Dec 13, 2006 - 44 answers

Where can I find comparative performance data for US Hospitals?

Where can I find rankings or ratings of US hospitals? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Jul 5, 2005 - 8 answers

Nurse's Codes?

You know the chart they hang on the end of hospital beds? Apparently there's a myth that nurses put 2 letter codes on these that describe the characteristics of the patient that annoy/irritate/disgust them most. Has anyone heard of these?
posted by kev23f on Jan 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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