Monday, March 10, 2008

Bills, Bills, Bills

I just got a bill from the second of the two hospitals for my $250 copay for admission to the hospital for a delivery. I've already paid this copay to the first hospital. After 20 minutes on hold with my insurance company, it was confirmed: I have to pay the copay twice since I spent time in two different hospitals.

On the other hand, I love seeing bills where the "billed charges" are $92,610 and "due from pateint" is $250. Hooray for health insurance!

5 comments:

Geohde said...

Um, yes.

That's a ruinous bill. Terrifying.

J

MsPrufrock said...

What the frick is with those fees?? Appalling. Slag off the NHS all you want Americans, I had my baby and was in hospital for a week and paid zilch.

Goodness...

May said...

If you think this bill was bad, you should have seen the one for the 9 weeks in the hospital with preterm labor. THAT one was big.

MrsSpock said...

Geez, I was feeling good for paying $20 for my $3000 echocardiogram. $92K, ouch. I'm hoping we can push through some universal health care soon- I can't imagine what it would be like to be uninsured...

SaraS-P said...

Even with insurance, double billing stinks!