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The Sob's Are Getting To Me Again

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carlie

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SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTT !!!!!!!!!!

Nov 2010 - I travel out of state.

End up with ambulance transport to a VAMC.

About 60 days later I get the bill for the ambulance ride.

I call my VAMC - Fee Basis - they say contact fee basis

at the VAMC that I was seen at in a different state.

I contact them they say mail us a copy of the bill.

I do this and also have the ambulance provider fax

them a copy in Jan 2011.

Last week I get another bill from the ambulance provider.

A note on the bill states make arrangements or pay in 30 days

or it goes to collections.

I call them and they say yes we faxed a copy of the bill in January.

I call fee basis again today in at the VAMC the emergency room service was provided in.

Fee Basis now tells me - oh - we don't pay that - you have to talk to Beneficiary Travel

so I get connected to them - and Beneficiary Travel tells me THEY WON'T PAY

because I did not submit this bill within 30 days of the ambulance travel that was provided.

Hell - I din't even get a bill until after 30 days and the VAMC sent me to Fee Basis.

AND THE FREAKING AMBULANCE RIDE TO THE VAMC WAS FOR A SC'D CONDITION !!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm seeing red - blood red !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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This is turning out to be one of those days

when I start having a fantasy about walking the alley ways

late at night -

looking for someone to mess with me -

just so I have a reason, to physically beat the crap out of someone.

To really throw me for a loop - it started out being a great day !

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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Carlie,

Can you get a statement from the ambulance provider which states they did fax it to the VA?

Not sure if this will help, but it might be worth a shot...

"If it's stupid but works, then it isn't stupid."
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Carlie,

Can you get a statement from the ambulance provider which states they did fax it to the VA?

Not sure if this will help, but it might be worth a shot...

I'm really sorry to hear about this issue. This is terrible. I hope one of our members that deal with the VA chime in shortly with a good explanation how to deal with this issue!! This makes me more comfortable about how I'm dealing with my service connected issues by going outside the VA as they are totally out of control.

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Carlie, I believe they do this to piss us off! I went to a military hospital, as an emergency, after a wasp sting (I'm anaphylactic). I received a letter from Fee Basis disallowing payment.... reasons given 1) You have to be a 100% disabled Vet (I am) 2) The service has to be for a life threatening emergency (it was) 3) I have to go to the nearest Federal medical facility (it was an Army hospital, FEDERAL). I actually had to file a NOD. Yep, yep, yep.... just to piss us off.a

OMG, I just figured it out! They make us mad enough to hit someone, go to prison, then they cut our compensation! Sure does seem like it.........

Edited by WAC-Vet75

Old soldiers never die.... we just fight new wars!

Proud to have served, U.S. Army WAC

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Hello Carlie,,,, I would sit down and write a letter to the VA enclosing all correspondance then send it registered to Director VA Benefits and also to the Patient Advocate. I would not pay anything and I would send copies to my Congressman and Senator as well. The thing is normally they won't give you a name so you don't know whos messing with you. They do this stuff to me also and it makes me see blood too. I am going to live in shopping cart next year before I pay the VA. You just gotta hang in there Carlie and keep the letters going out. One thing you can't do is NEVER GIVE UP. God Bless, C.C.

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