So, about a month ago I went to my family physician for knee problems, which I believed were due to my gait. She then referred me to a physician specializing in sports medicine. I told him that I thought the pain was due to my gait, but he suggested I get an MRI of the knee to be safe. I go get the MRI, it comes back perfectly fine. He then refers me to a podiatrist, whom I have yet to visit.
Today I open up a bill for 4,000 dollars; apparently my insurance company rejected the MRI and all the doctor visits after the first one. If I had known that I would have to pay more than a copay for any of this, I simply wouldn't have done it... end of story. Nobody during the entire process lead me to believe that I would have to pay anything above the copay...
Is there anything I can do about this? I cannot afford this bill at this time, and I feel this was a major injustice. Yes, I was stupid for not making certain that it would be paid by contacting the insurance myself, but I was under the assumption that they didn't order MRIs and such without knowing whether it would be paid for.
I'm really distressed about this... Seriously, I just wouldn't have had it done. Why did they do this to me?