After talking to the nice man on the phone, I found out there was an unpaid bill from our local Emergency Physcians from October. I check all my flex pays and Explanations of Benefits and told the man honestly, I never received that bill. I'm sure he hears this all day long, but it was the truth.
After calling our local hospital and finding that they don't bill for the emergency room doctors, I finally get the right number to call.
After talking to the nice lady on the phone, she immediately says I see why you were turned into collections BEFORE we billed you. Your account is marked homeless. I'm trying to keep my temper, when I want to shout not so nice things, I simply asked, why wouldn't you double check that information before sending directly to collections? BTW, how do you collect on a homeless person?
After being on hold for
My brain is asking a hunderd questions:
Does this happen so much that the girl is backed up several days?
Why am I charged $69 in addition to the $524 fee for a Doctor to be in the ER after hours, when he was in our room a sum total of 5 minutes? and he took the night job? and does every patient pay $69 fee between 5 pm and 9 am? Hmmm, something is seriously wrong here!
Why would they mark me as homeless when the hospital and radiology deparment of the same hospital got my address correct?
Why is taking my son to the hospital for a concussion in October so expensive? It cost over $1000 before insurance kicked in....I paid $500 out of my pocket. Plus, I paid an additional $65 fee for the radiologist to read the CAT scan the same evening for after hours visit. We were at the hospital a total of 1.5 hours. Most of it waiting on the radiologist to read the report!
Just sayin' this is ridiculous!