Because of course this couldn't go off without a hitch...right?!
Just hung up with Nurse Neurosurgeon. Literally. Who informed me that regardless of what Medicaid may be telling us...the bill could still end up in our mailbox. It's happened...she said.
So I clarified what Chugani's nurse had relayed to me a couple months back. Being that if we were billed it would be for $4000.
More like $15,000.
My temples are still a tense throbbing mess. Making this post very difficult to complete. But it's part of our story. The sharing of which I have myself convinced...may benefit someone else. Someday.
The big thing is...I was also under the impression that Dr. Neurosurgeon would not preform the surgery without cash in hand. Payment plans not accepted.
I had this mental image of us stumbling into the hospital. Road weary. And seizure-y. Only to be sent packing because we don't have fifteen grand collecting dust in a bank. For such a time as this.
Nurse Neurosurgeon assured me that will not happen.
And that they would indeed work out a payment plan with us. If it comes to that.
Which allowed me to catch my breath again.
She also assured me that they would be submitting the bill to our Medicaid.
Which is nice to know. But really I was more interested in whether or not Dr. Neurosurgeon was going to be donning scrubs pre-payment. Next flippin' Tuesday!
Everybody together now...let's release a huge sigh of relief. Because he will.
And honestly...I'm not really that worried about the billing jazz. I have had countless conversations with our case manager. And she has assured me that this is covered. This is happening.
And that's all the really matters right now.