Recent medical statement for services rendered for minor, outpatient, elective procedure.:
0125 Pharmaceuticals 375.25
0070 Anestheseological 670.00- (pre-paid)
0803 Recovery Room 803.00
0245 Post Opp supplies 175.00
TOTAL DUE: 1353.25
Scratching my head and wondering about the charges not prepaid I called the hospital billing dept. I asked them to itemize each charge in further detail so that I understood what I was being billed for.
The clerk on the phone asks me if I have my medical insureance information. I say no. It was an elective procedure not covered by insurance. “Oh,” says the clerk, “Never mind then. We will drop all the charges not prepaid. You don’t owe us anything.”
Bingo. Just like that. I’m not complaining mind you. But it sounds like the insurance companies are being skinned alive to the tune of $375 for a couple of Percocets (sp?) and $803 for a room I never had ,but if I did, probably should look like a suite in NYC Waldorf Astoria. The post opp supplies must be the lovely cotton gowns and paper slippers they provide.