This cap code is how the doctor who exams or treats a patient and then bills the patient’s medical insurance. It represents the blood test of vitamin D. Aetna states that it “considers measurements of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D experimental and investigational for routine preventive screening.” Means they don’t cover it in the annual routine check up.
And I was billed for it on my annual physical $88.49.
So I set out to investigate it.
Call 1: late 2019 I made the call to my insurance and was then informed on Jan 3, 2020 that an additional $59.31 was made but I still have a balance of $29.18.
Call 2: Aetna said the balance was due to 82306 Vitamin D, which wasn’t covered.
Call 3: called laboratory billing department, the doctor office’s billing department and the doctor. Everyone tells to call someone else. And the good doctor didn’t return my two calls.
Call 3: Feb 6, the Aetna rep Ty called the lab who performed the test (call the doctor), and the doctor’s office (pls call back …).
Guess my time is toooo cheap.