If you recall, yesterday I asked you to guess the cost of a three hour emergency room visit for my
very serious separated shoulder. There's your answer.
This is the amount submitted to my insurance company. FYI, I buy my own health insurance from Blue Cross and it costs me about $300 a month (with a high deductible -- although I don't recall the amount right now.) So I'm not sure how much this bill will cost me out of pocket.
And I still have the bill from the ER doctor and Radiologist to come. (I don't think the "Radiology" entry above is for the actual doctor -- just the use of the x-ray machine instead.)
One question: What is that "Managed Care Adj[ustment]" thing at the bottom?
I'll keep this post updated as time goes by as we all learn about health care in America.
Edit on 3/5/10: I've now received the doctor's bill from the emergency room. Question: Why is this sent to me instead of the insurance company? So I have to submit this bill directly to Blue Cross? I've got health care confusion.
Edit #2: Wow, I completely missed this. The stub to include with the payment gives me an automatic 50% discount if I pay it all in cash. What a screwed up system.(And what's an EOB that was mentioned in the comments.)
at 8:45 AM