After my hospitalization, seven bills…
I went through a battery of tests for some issues I’m mostly cleared on a month ago.
For the last three days I’ve received not one, but SEVEN bills for my endoscopies:
- Five from my hospital:
One from the pulmonologist in the emergency room:
One from some group I’ve never heard of:
all have sophisticated calculations of what I was charged (in the thousands), with AETNA’s “allowables” and these bills reflect the difference.
HOW THE F— DO I KNOW IF ANY OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE AT ALL?
And it’s not worth a day of my life to figure it out. But what about 99% of humanity who can in no way pay $500 or $600 (let alone thousands) on their own??
We must be able to do better.