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Marilee J. Layman

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04:43 pm: Paying Ahead of Time
I got a call today from the hospital where the surgery will be on Monday, wanting my copay from a credit or debit card today. Interesting way to do it, but they did say I get it back if the surgery is cancelled.

The guy who did the drywalling is here today painting, doing a very good job. I got his information from Service Magic, a company that checks licenses and backgrounds and then people report how the work went, but it's free to the users. I'm likely to just call him the next time I need something like this, rather than go through the service, though.

OPM has set up a program to give military spouses preference in federal jobs. I think this is a good deal, because there's so much moving around. It wouldn't have mattered for us, because I don't think Mother would have done anything other than teach, and that's local, but it will make a big difference for a lot of families.

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From:the_changeling
Date:August 14th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
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*luck* for Monday, just in case I miss saying it, as I have busy weekend. :-)
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 14th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It's pretty common surgery for women my age, we're just doing it in the hospital because I've had problems with anesthesia before.
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From:serge_lj
Date:August 14th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Best wishes.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 14th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Oh, a good icon there!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 15th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
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It's not uncommon for hospitals to do that - asking for payment ahead of time - these days.
And I'll keep you in my thoughts on Monday.
Take good care,
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 15th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
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I think the last time I was admitted for non-emergency surgery was about seven to eight years ago. I stayed overnight and only paid a $10 copay. But I was two levels higher in specialists (he didn't work for Kaiser) and it was a different hospital, so maybe it was just a different deal. Thanks for your thoughts!
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