Got another bill from the hospital about my 17,000 colonoscopy. Insurance is stalling paying for it, but this one was itemized and it's stunning. At least it is to me. They have: pharmacy - 601.88, IV solutions - 430.08, Anesthesia - 2,004.35 Don't those seem like the same thing to you? What would you need from the pharmacy other than those things? Some sort of supplies, maybe? No they have Supplies - 1,162.40! After the procedure they pushed the bed into the hall or another room for me to wake up, Recovery Room - 2,210.64. The Operating room was 6,054.85 which is sort of understanding, but there is another charge called Endo/GI Procedure - 4,367.05 that I thought was the doctor's bill. It isn't because the doctor's bill came separately. The last charge was for Pathology - 736.23. Hope this first paragraph didn't bore you, I'm just stunned by how outrageous and ridiculous medical care is here!
Above is what my cousin sent me this morning by e mail. I am stunned...... This is only the bill from the hospital. I should ask him what the doctor charged to do the procedure. I can get a colonoscopy done in a doctor's office here and the cost is four hundred dollars. TOTAL. Something is very wrong with this picture.