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(Business Insider)   California man gets routine appendectomy with 24-hour hospital stay. Billing charges are: A) $550 B) $5500 C) $55,000   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, California Man, visual routine, medical billing, Archives of Internal Medicine, CPT, anesthesia  
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3542 clicks; posted to Business » on 01 Jan 2014 at 10:33 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-01 11:02:06 AM  
2 votes:
I guessed he learned his lesson. Next time he needs to have his appendix removed, I suppose he's going to shop around and get a better deal instead of going to the first place he sees.
2014-01-01 12:24:40 PM  
1 vote:
Apparently, doctors and hospital officials think our economy is for everyone else to suffer in. Those Lexus sedans the Docs bought with the big red bow on top won't purchase themselves, you know.
2014-01-01 12:22:18 PM  
1 vote:
If I'm Aetna PPO, wouldn't I immediately challenge the costs and create my own stink over them?  Guy was totally over charged but so was Aetna.  I had an appendectomy in 2004 but i do not remember what the cost was.  I had no health insurance and had to cover it myself but I dont even remember it being more than $2k.

Things like this are why we cant have nice things.
2014-01-01 11:50:10 AM  
1 vote:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield denied coverage for my wife's emergency appendectomy. Yes, this is true.

I won on appeal. But, seriously, if 'the best insurance that money can buy' doesn't cover an emergency appendectomy, what good is it?
2014-01-01 11:30:49 AM  
1 vote:
Best health care system in the WORLD!!
2014-01-01 10:50:02 AM  
1 vote:
My last trip to A+E (what ER is called in the UK) cost me 80 pence. And that was for the cup of coffee I bought during the twenty minutes wait to see the consultant.
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