- Posted February 21, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Bitter pill: The cost of health care in the U.S.
Bitter Pill? Rancid Reality!! $999,932.93 Hospital, $36,806.88 Med Flight
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
YES, that is $67.07 shy of ONE MILLION dollars! The hospital adjusted it down to just a quarter of a million ($245,581.08) and I believe my insurance has paid $148,754.50 on the bill. I have a $5,800. Deductible and I have established payment plans with many of the other 28 providers that have billed me. I am grateful to those that saved my life and for the billing department employees who have been gracious.
However, of those 28 providers, the one that is haunting me is the bill from the Medical Air Flight for 82 miles from one hospital to another. The charge: $36,806.88. (I had a later ambulance bill that was $2,742.84. for 109 miles.)
My insurance paid the Helicopter Company $27,250.00 for what they deemed to be reasonable and customary. Guess what? The helicopter company is coming after me for the $9,506.88 in dispute/not paid by my insurance.
What do you do?