Strange medical bill

Re: Strange medical bill

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:49 pm

rouxzy wrote:My wife had a partial knee replacement recently and when the bills were all totaled up came to over $30K. But the negotiated contractual price that the insurance company paid was $19K.

There's something seriously wrong with the negotiated price, too. I just can't figure out who profiteers the most from it. I use a CPAP machine. The negotiated price for my machine, between insurance and the pharmacy, was more than twice what I bought the machine for online at cpap.com. Put it another way: instead of paying the co-pay and letting my insurance "help" me with the rest of the cost, I saved money out-of-pocket by paying full price at a supplier not in cahoots with the insurance company.
rberq
 
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