I just went down to the lobby to pick up a package and several days worth of mail. Mostly what we've been getting in the mail are medical bills and notices from our insurance company regarding the medical bills.
Today I got the notice about my hospital stay back at the end of September.
Hospital Admission: $34,902.25
Plan Allowance: $11,793.16
Medicare Paid: $10,385.16
Private Insurance Paid: $1408.00
I paid: Nothing at all
Difference between what hospital charged and what they got paid: $23,109.09
Wow! Does this mean that if someone didn't have any kind of insurance they would be in the hole for $34,902.25?
I'm still responsible for all other fees - doctors, radiology etc. Some of those fees, after insurance pays, are less than $2.00 but others are in the $200+ range.
I'm left wondering at medical billing systems...