Medical billing debacle in Public Service Announcement

  • Sept. 12, 2020, 10:43 a.m.
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When I went to the ER for my kidney stone, it looks like they billed things they didn’t do. I know this for a fact. I never got an IV of zofran, for example, and that is on my bill sheet for over $500.

I haven’t received the bill from my health insurance company yet. I can only see the breakdown of what the ER billed insurance. I just wonder if this is something I need to mention to my insurance now? Before they send me a bill? I’ve never had this happen before, but I’m glad I downloaded the detail of the bill.


rhizome 6 days ago

did you get an IV at all, and they snuck zofran in without you knowing? which would also be actual garbage??

girl in recession rhizome ⋅ 6 days ago

Well I verbally refused zofran and pain medicine, so if they did that I would be happy to file a multi million dollar lawsuit against them and never have to work again!

rhizome girl in recession ⋅ 6 days ago

ethical breach! ethical breach!

lessoff 6 days ago

Ohh that reminds me. Lydia’s docs office charged us for a hearing test and she refused to do it. She said the headphones were too tight.

girl in recession lessoff ⋅ 6 days ago

Ugh I really hate it when medical offices try to squeeze that shit by people. It is NOT an honest mistake EVER, 100% of a visit is detailed in the office notes and if the office notes do not say "patient refused hearing test" then that is medical malpractice and they shouldn't be in business. This is coming from someone who worked in the medical field and did this work for 6 years, I had to document EVERYTHING. Every word, every refusal, everything. I also had to enter CPT codes. I had to look them up, make sure I was choosing the right one for that situation etc... This was my job amongst a million other things, but I never over billed a patient that's for sure!!!!! Any over-billing is 100% deliberate assuming the patient / insurance company are too ignorant to know/understand and to make money.

Mamie 6 days ago

That sucks

girl in recession Mamie ⋅ 6 days ago

:/

ChainedChrysalis 6 days ago

Oh wow.!

InHisGrip 6 days ago

I hate crap like that. It's unfair and exhausting! :( I'm sorry.

Serin 6 days ago

I assume that it can't hurt for you to show yourself being honest at the insurance company. But I don't actually know.

girl in recession Serin ⋅ 6 days ago

Yeah Im gonna let them know they were overbilled. I dont want to get stuck with paying more than I have to in the end

Telstar 6 days ago

Pay on it regularly…………. but slowly...…...….

girl in recession Telstar ⋅ 6 days ago

Pay on what?

Telstar girl in recession ⋅ 5 days ago

Any medical bill that you should ever owe.

girl in recession Telstar ⋅ 5 days ago

Ohh, I don't owe anything yet. This was just what the ER billed my insurance. I haven't received a bill from anyone.

girl in recession Telstar ⋅ 5 days ago

Also, I don't think I'll be paying much on this one considering I reported this medical facility to the Texas Dept of health and human services for illegal billing practices

crazy eyeshadow 6 days ago

:(

Jinn 2 days ago

Many people do not review their itemized bill and looky , 👀 they often can find all kinds of incorrect charges on them. Whether they are honest mistakes or actually intentional fraud I do not know. I reviewed one of my mother’s bills after an open heart surgery and hospitalization and found 20 thousand dollars in fraudulent ( incorrect) charges . I notified the insurance company and those charges were removed .

girl in recession Jinn ⋅ 2 days ago

OMG 20 thousand, thats insane!!

Jinn girl in recession ⋅ 2 days ago

It was and now I pore over my bills each time . I always find mistakes . One common one is being charged for an intermediate visit ( over 15 minutes) when I may have actually seen the provider for 5-10 minutes max. They do not even do vital signs anymore or a physical exam. I basically go in ; ask for what I want and we are done. It’s ridiculous to have to pay $300.00 for that. I always challenge it and win. It’s a sneaky little thing they chronically do to generate more money . :-( Most people do not care because insurance will pay it but it pisses me off. Not only am I routinely receiving less than good care but they are asking to be paid more money for it :-(

girl in recession Jinn ⋅ 2 days ago

Yeah it is sneaky, they should be put to trial for it in my opinion

Jinn girl in recession ⋅ 2 days ago

Not enough people care :-(

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