Taking calls!

Jun. 27th, 2017 06:03 pm
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I took calls today! And got my 30-day performance evaluation!

The performance evaluation was "meets expectations" across the board, as they haven't really had anything worth judging me on yet, with the exception of "exceeds expectations" on attendance, because I haven't yet missed a single day. I'll take that.

As for taking calls, it was fun. (And the first call, which I took entirely by accident and by myself when I was testing my phone login, was a bit of an adventure. Fortunately, it was a softball question—checking to see if a procedure code needed pre-authorization, which it didn't.) I discovered I've learned a lot more than I thought I had, and learned even more through the process of doing it. My preceptor is really helpful and corrects me whenever I start to make a mistake. I think I may just have this thing down cold by the end of the week. We'll just have to see.

How the job is going so far

Jun. 26th, 2017 08:28 pm
robotech_master: (energy ball)
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Well, work training proceeds apace.

My job is going to be a Utilization Management representative. That means I handle precertifications (the mandatory cases where a particular course of treatment has to be approved by the insurance company prior to it being covered) and predeterminations (the optional-but-recommended cases where the treatment can be submitted for approval ahead of time, or can be submitted at the time the claim is turned in instead).

What that means. )

Meanwhile, after work today I stopped and checked into the little mini-clinic built right into the building where I work. Needless to say, they'll accept my job-given insurance, which will be active as of July 1. I checked with my regular doctor and found that she can't see me until July 14th—but there's a regular doctor at the clinic at work, and they're open to seeing me sooner, and might even end up becoming my primary care physician. And they're certainly a lot closer than my regular doctor, so there's the convenience thing too. I've already put in a request to the office of my old regular doctor to fax my medical records over.

A couple of nice things about said clinic: first off, if I get prescribed medicines by the doctor there, and pick them up at that clinic, they're effectively free. And second, they have one of those home sleep study gizmos they can send home with me—a machine I hook up and sleep with for three nights, that will transmit information about my sleeping habits back to home base for analysis so I might well end up able to get a CPAP. I already have plenty of friends and brothers who use such things. If they make such a difference for them, maybe they can help me too.

In any event, I'm doing the best I can to make the best of things and get good at my new job. I hope I don't screw it up too badly in days to come. Whatever happens, I'm probably going to be doing it for about 11 more months before I can apply for other internal Anthem postings. Hopefully it will get less stressful once I understand it better.

Moving House

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:35 pm
liralen: A pictures of one of my bees (bee)
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When we first set up the hive, it had to be away from the house because we were replacing the roof and the solar panels on the south side of the house had to come down before the roof could be put on. So we put the hive on the North side of the yard, facing South to catch the sun in the entrance on most days.

But the entrance also faced the biggest part of our backyard lawn, and the flight path for the bees was right over the grassy area where all the kids would play if we had a party again in our backyard. So we had to move the hive.
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An Everything Day

Jun. 16th, 2017 12:15 am
liralen: Finch Painting (Default)
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Today was one of those days....

I was added back onto the roster of my old 6's team, I got my bee allergy shot, I helped plan a siege defense, I got to play Rainbow Siege Six for the first time with my son and his friend, I had a last minute dental appointment with my periodontist that was nearly foiled by my GPS, and I might have a mild eye infection as well. But I got Dairy Queen and good gaming.

I think I'm a little tired.

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