OMG !!! $77,000.00

on 5/14/10 11:04 am - Las Vegas, NV
Wowwwww.....Just got my Gastric Bypass breakdown from the hospital billed to the insurance company. I was stunned when I saw the $77,000.00 bill. Thank Gosh for insurance... I don't know what I would do with this type of bill hanging over my head. Anybody else have a hospital bill in the thousands? Boy, this bill had to include charges for "every little step I took" around the nurses station.. hehehe...
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on 5/14/10 11:32 am
Just got mine also. 56 grand. Two days in the hospital.
on 5/14/10 11:46 am - Dover, NH
$86K here, although my insurance paid a negotiated fee of only $60K.

Two nights.
on 5/14/10 11:59 am - Columbus, GA
Self pay (cash) is always so much cheaper than what they bill insurance. They billed mine well over 85 grand (with radiology and anesthesia included), but my insurance only paid like 23K. But the same procedure with the same length of hospital stay for cash/out of pocket was like 16K. 

Pathetic how much they charge insurance these days for things. It's insanity to me. 
Annie E.
on 5/14/10 12:05 pm
WOW! not good cuz my insurance has a cap of fifty thousand.
Don 1962
on 5/14/10 10:55 pm
IMHO they are trying to recoup some of the expense of treating indigent patients. 

Never, and I mean NEVER, trust a fart!! 

on 5/15/10 2:33 am - Columbus, GA
100% agreed.
on 5/14/10 12:30 pm - IN
Mine was almost $80,000, and that doesn't include a $20,000 surgeon charge.  11 days in hospital.
on 5/14/10 12:34 pm - Ormond Beach, FL
Wow, I am still waiting for mine.  I am glad my total out of pocket was only 1,500. 

on 5/14/10 5:30 pm - Columbus, GA
Thank God for annual out of pocket maximums. Mine was the same. :)