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Kaiser Just Burns Me Up 3 months 2 days ago #38780

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Well I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and you just gotta love Kaiser.

They 1st did a preliminary test with a finger cuff for Oxygen and a Electrode on the chest for whatever.

They determined that I had Sleep Apnea and gave me a machine to use/monitor me for 3-4 days.

Then I went in and I found that those cruel btards are not going to pay even a penny for my Sleep Apnea Machine. Adding insult to injury they don't even offer a price break on the machines. You'd think that given there buying power they could cut their patients a break.

The final part which really ticked me off was that they didn't have the machines ready to go. I believe that they had to be ordered.

I ended up buying a excellent one online for around $200.00 less than Kaiser would charge. I tried to get them to loan me the machine until my machine arrived and they wouldn't do it. You'd think that once they diagnose a patient with Severe Sleep Apnea, they'd have a loaner program or a streamlined process so that the patient with severe Apnea could go home with a machine.

Grrrr....

I really hate Kaiser, I get it through work for free so I have no choice, and know that they are paying a ridiculous premium and my deductible is 3k. Go figure.
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Kaiser Just Burns Me Up 3 months 1 day ago #38786

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these sleep labs and companies dont care. from my 1st phone call to request the at home test.,which takes 5 minutes to pick up and you can drop it off the next day..,it took 3 months of me begging and suffering to get the at home test and then the sleep over study for the settings on the CPAP. i wasn't sleeping at all and was falling asleep driving during the day and at random times.
plus i didnt sleep at all for at least 3 months before this.
the only ones that responded quickly was the DME company that gave me the machine. took 2 or 3 days but that is how they make money.

i did the test at two different hospitals. the at home test sleep lab told me my insurance covered it. But i got a bill for $300. And there is no way in hell i will ever pay that bill.
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Kaiser Just Burns Me Up 3 months 1 day ago #38787

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I’m glad you’re taking the need for oxygen while sleeping seriously, kratering!

This is the perfect place to vent frustrations!
Laurie
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Kaiser Just Burns Me Up 3 months 1 day ago #38791

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im sorry to hear this guys that really does suck. im getting really sick of these profit making companies having NO compassion.. like in the medical field? really? AWESOME

we are just rag doll copay slot machines to them. screw em back every chance you can get f it. im close to my out of pocket max for the year and oh boy are they in TROUBLE!!!:evil: :lol: :woohoo:
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Kaiser Just Burns Me Up 3 months 1 day ago #38795

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I’ll bet you are a real joy to be in the kitchen with at work! I’d be laughing all day while creating and prepping!
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Kaiser Just Burns Me Up 3 months 1 day ago #38797

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laurie,

u are too kind! im usually making someone chuckle but I can be a handful. very passionate about what I do. and im certainly from the area that theres no room for cell phone abuse. not when we 'work' with our hands. I tell em ill break their thumbs lol

my new nickname is the pitbull. can be loveable and friendly but one false move and its a whole lot of barking! but I still respond to crazy lady.. have a great night ;) you make me smile!
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