So I'm taking my son to Psyc doctor tomorrow. It was about time to see him anyway but I called to try and be worked in because of his behavior lately. Anyway his medications especially his ADHD medication, Focalin don't seem to be as effective for the last couple of weeks. And boy did I ever notice it this morning. Anyway it's obviously getting worse and I didn't want to waste anytime. He has had 3 referrals and or class removals this month alone. It has been since August since we have seen this Psyc, and I'm concerned we might need an adjustment in his medications and I'm sorta anticipating Psyc to send us for bloodwork. Not so much to check the Focalin but my son also takes Depokate and Intuniv. And he usually checks the levels of the Depakote and the usual other enzyme levels etc. the thing is last time I took him the lab billed me over 900 for the labwork. At first I thought they had something wrong with the ins. so I verified and asked then to re file through ins. But I'm still being billed. I've been sort of ignoring it but was wondering if they exclude certain doctor visits and other claims coded under mental illness would this include bloodwork. Our previous ins got out of medical and sold our acct to BCBS and I just don't recall if we ran into this problem before. In general we get little to no coverage for mental health claims but the blood work thing is new. Anyway it's not like it can be avoided. I'm going to request being sent to a different lab, until I can make payments on that ridiculous previous bill. Does anyone think I can request if pediatrician can send us for bloodwork just to check everything out and then maybe it won't be considered under mental just medical and maybe they will cover. Only I'm not sure if the orders would include the specifics Psyc needs to review. Maybe my first idea of changing labs will work best. I just don't understand why it should mater what doctor requests the bloodwork regardless of the cause if his liver and other things need to be checked wouldn't that still fall under regular medical care.