So my doctor sent in a referral to my insurance company for me to get a consultation with a transgender surgeon last week. I’ve been checking the status every day on my insurance website–every few hours in fact.
Yesterday (Friday), at 5:00 PM, I saw that the claim had been denied. I don’t know how that can be since all the paperwork was in order.
In the case of this kind of surgery, you need two letters: one from the doctor stating why you need the surgery (among other things), and one from a mental health physician, which we submitted in full. I don’t understand what the issue is and I can’t get any information about it until Monday. In any case, I now have to send in an appeal and I really don’t think I should have to since this is something they cover.
I get to be mad about it for the entire weekend.
Meanwhile, I am combing out my dreadlocks one by one all week and have sixteen more to go. I’ve gone through two stainless steel combs and a new one is arriving today from Amazon. The rest of them are not as thick as the ones I’ve already combed out, so that’s some good news, I guess.
But, my hands and neck are killing me. I want it all to be over soon.