Friday, April 30, 2010
This just boggles my mind.
About a month ago, I went into the hospital for an eye operation. I was admitted as an outpatient. I was in and out in about 4 hours. I occupied a pre-op room with probably 20 other people and a post-op room with maybe 10 other people. I never saw the operating room, but the doctor said the operation would last about 20 minutes or less.
The hospital bill only, no doctors, was almost $13,600. WTF???
Now, Medicare knocked it down to about $3000, and I pay 20% of that.
Why in the hell does the hospital even bill $13,600 for a procedure that they know they are only going to get $3000?
To me is sounds like they are screwing the uninsured. Who else would have to pay $13,600?
Let's not forget the anesthesiologist. He charged a little over $700. Insurance knocked it down to a little less than $200. Again, I pay 20%.