Just got a medical bill from a hospital stay over two years ago.

Discussion in 'General' started by JBraun, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Yep. June of ‘18 I had a bad accident. Facial reconstruction, ICU stay, the works. Thought it was just a good story by now.

    Just got a bill for $1240 today. Our healthcare system is awesome.
     
  2. masshole

    masshole sixoneseven

    I'm sure if you posted a photo of said face people would chime in if it's worth that much.
     
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  3. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Awwww, fug! Another go funk me thread. :Poke:
     
  4. L8RSK8R

    L8RSK8R Well-Known Member

    Did ya walk into Jocko's fist :)
    I kid.
     
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  5. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Tree fiddy at best.
     
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  6. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Nah, when Jocko walks on the mat I sneak out the other side. :D
     
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  7. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork

    Another what?? :mad:
     
  8. opinion914

    opinion914 Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure there's a time limit in which a hospital can collect. Insurance company bill you or the hospital?
     
  9. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Curious but can they bill the patient for the unpaid percentage that insurance won’t cover?
     
  10. Steak Travis

    Steak Travis Well-Known Member

    Does he wrastle where you wrastle?
     
  11. Critter

    Critter Registered

    If it that old you do not have to pay it, period, if they take too long to bill you the law says tough shit
     
  12. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Does this apply to all 50 states?
     
  13. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    You're just lucky they didn't add extra zeros and back-bill you for interest...
     
  14. Big T

    Big T Well-Known Member

    Medical billing makes military billing look tame.
    $40 aspirin?
    Insurance companies and medical facilities negotiate endlessly over costs
    My wife used to work for a 3rd party company billing insurance and individuals. What a nightmare

    Generally, the entire bill is negotiated to zero. So, JBs bill might be his 20% of something insurance didn't pay
     
  15. There’s a stack of shit just piling up on the table from the insurance company and various hospitals/clinics/etc.

    I don’t know if they are bills or not. I can’t be arsed to open it all. But I’m sure some of them are.

    Everybody who touched you, or even just looked at you, feels the need to send you a separate bill for their time.
     
  16. tgold

    tgold Well-Known Member

    If only we could bill the hospitals and doctors for our wasted time spent in waiting rooms. I think it would balance out nicely.
     
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  17. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    No! They’d owe us due to their constant over booking of patients :rolleyes:
     
  18. L8RSK8R

    L8RSK8R Well-Known Member

    Why we're considered patients, one must have patience while waiting.
     
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  19. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    When I had emergency gall bladder surgery, they said it was really infected and made me stay the night. They charged me $100 every time someone came in and checked my pulse and temperature. 30 seconds max each time, they did this 24 times :rolleyes:
     
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  20. SundaySocial

    SundaySocial Blue and Gold

    Mail it to your insurance company, and let them settle it as they see fit !
     
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