Posted on 27. May, 2009 by in Provider News
If you’d like a glimpse of what your coding or billing job might feel like to a patient, check out Anna Wilde Matthews’ tale of trying to decipher her $36,625 bill after she vaginally delivered a healthy baby. “Bringing my newborn son home was a joy. Figuring out the hospital bill wasn’t,” Matthews writes in the Wall Street Journal.
Follow Matthews as she dissects her bill, wrangles with Aetna’s customer service system, and tries to understand why some seemingly incidental things are so expensive. ”The experience left me befuddled,” she writes.
I’m a little befuddled by some of the story’s details as well, such as a $530.29 epidural tray at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center … More …
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