I have been quiet for a long time as disappointment set in while getting credentialed with insurance companies. I believe in transparency, so I would like to update you with what has been happening. Last June, I was approved to submit claims through Blue Cross Blue Shield, but denied as an in-network provider because I did not have a location that was handicap accessible along with some other requirements. I was naive in thinking that providing services in-home would exempt me from establishing a physical location (I just have a home office). I spent the next several months trying to figure out where I could rent space and how I would be able to afford it. This quest proved unsuccessful. I just could not make it work. My husband and I discussed at great lengths how we could put an addition on our house to meet these requirements, but plumbing, time, and cost were all concerns. My current office is located in our walkout basement, but we do not have a good way to get down to the basement. It was then that I looked into getting an outdoor lift from our driveway to the basement level. At this point, it was the middle of winter and I would not be able to make any progress on getting the ground prepared to install a lift. I had to wait... and wait... and wait... Now, almost a year later with COVID sequestering my husband and I to our home, we have had more time to think and prepare. We are instead IN THE PROCESS of building an ADA compliant ramp to the basement entrance! The weather hasn't been great the last several days, but we should be pouring concrete within the month, barring too much rain. I will then be able to reapply as an in-network provider. Cue happy dance!
In other exciting news, I am now an in-network provider for United Healthcare! And can serve families with UHC as their primary insurance. Stay tuned for more updates!