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  #1  
Jul 3, 2012, 12:50 PM
 
Texas
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My daughter has medicaid and they are supposed to give me gas money to take her to her appointments.

Since they changed everything over to health plans a few months back everything is all messed up they want her to see a new nerologist thats an hour drive away. And for the new orthopedic specialist they want her to go see one thats a 40min drive away.

I had to jump through hoops with the insurance company and the transpertation to get everything approved because transportation didn't want to pay gas because they are so far away and I had to get the insurance company to send a letter to transportation that due to the insurance changes those were the closest places she could go so they approved transportation for the nerologist and I took her once.

The nerologist want her to have testing done on her but since its not near us they want her to have the testing done at the hospital out there that the dr works with.

Since the first time I took her they changed over the transportation company for medicaid and now they give you a reloadable credit card and transfer the gas funds to that when they approve them.

Since they issued me the card I have not recieved any gas funds. They keep saying they put it on the card but it isn't on there. I asked if they could issue a new card or try to transfer it again and they transfer me to the gas funds manager of course that rings for ever, nobody picks up and it kicks me back to the beginning of their system and I have to go all through it all over again. I have been through this many times now. I have tried calling at different days/times etc. They keep insisting that they can't do anything and I have to talk to this manager person who never picks up.

I had to cancel all her tests and her appointment with the new orthopedic specialist. Because I can't get gas funds and I don't have the $$ to just pay for my own gas.

I'm not sure what to do... She is autistic, has seizures and is having lots of joint problems. She can't run and play any more, some days its so bad she can barely walk. But I can't get her in to see whats going on with her.

The medicaid transportation also offers to give rides to your appointments but they will only allow the person with the appointment and the parent or attendant, they don't allow any extra riders and I have 2 sons, a 13yr old who is also autistic and an 8 yr old. I can't leave them home by themselves while I am gone with my daughter for most of the day and I don't have anyone to watch them.

I live in texas. When I took her to the nerologist the first time they gave me $42 for gas. (more than I needed, I really need around $30)
and I haven't been to the orthopedic specialist yet but its right down the road from another doctor I used to take her to and they used to give me $30 for that one (need around $25).

If I only had to go once it wouldn't be so bad but she has to go for testing, and I'm sure the orthopedic will want xrays and other tests so we will probably have to go back down there a few times and then of course when they prescribe anything we have to go back every few months.

I am still trying to figure out what can be done with medicaid transportation but until I can get them to do some thing I am stuck with not being able to take her to any appointments except her pediatrician and her counseling (thank god she still goes to those right here in town, I don't know what I would do if they made us change those too)

Anyway basically I am needing some gas money to take her back and forth to appointments.

If anyone has info about any other programs that could help me with gas money for appointments. Or if some one could get me prepaid gas card to help out. We have exxon, shell, valero, racetrac and H E B for gas in our town.

thank you to anyone who can help in any way
  #2  
Jul 3, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Praying you find a gas Angel!
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Jul 3, 2012, 02:11 PM
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kansas
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pray u find some angels and ans from the gas ppl
i know my kids have dr out of town/state and we pay out of pocket
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  #4  
Jul 4, 2012, 09:17 PM
 
Texas
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thank you
  #5  
Jul 10, 2012, 01:55 PM
 
Oregon
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I hope you get the help you need. When my son had to go to sacred heart a few hours from us his insurance paid for gas back and forth until his appts were done. Try checking into that!!
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Jul 10, 2012, 05:05 PM
 
Texas
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we have medicaid and they are supposed to help pay gas for the appointments but they changed the company that they provide the transportation through and every thing is messed up now. There are a lot of people here that are saying they are having problems with the medicaid transportation so I know its not just us.

and they offer rides but only for me and my daughter, they won't take my boys with us, I don't have anyone to watch them and I can't leave an 8 yr old home alone with an autistic 13 yr old. So I'm stuck not being able to take her to appointments until I can get someone from the transportation to help me fix the problem and so far I'm not getting much cooperation from them.



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I hope you get the help you need. When my son had to go to sacred heart a few hours from us his insurance paid for gas back and forth until his appts were done. Try checking into that!!
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Jul 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
 
Clinton township Michigan
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Im prayer that you find some gas to get to the appointments I know how it can be. You should really call an lawyer to get advice against the transportation and the insurance company.
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Jul 23, 2012, 11:13 PM
 
Texas
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can you sue medicaid? I didn't think you could sue a free insurance.
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Jul 26, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Michigan
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you get some gas 's hun.
  #10  
Jul 27, 2012, 03:37 AM
 
Texas
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thank you
  #11  
Jul 27, 2012, 06:20 PM
 
Grand Rapids, Mi
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Praying you find help. I know how frustrating it is. Even when Medicaid does reimburse, it is pennies on the dollar, more stress than it is worth. Hang in there!!
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  #12  
Jul 27, 2012, 08:34 PM
 
Texas
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thank you

I still haven't taken her, after I pay rent and utilities and put a little gas in the car I am already over drawn again :/
  #13  
Aug 28, 2012, 08:55 PM
 
Texas
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I'm going to close this one... I think we finally got things fixed with transportation.

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