drcpunk (drcpunk) wrote,

The Annoying Thing About Medical Bills

Okay. I've been to two emergency rooms this year, so I knew I was getting medical bills. Annoying, but reasonable.

I knew that there are separate charges for different things -- labwork, x-rays, doctors, whathaveyou. Annoying, but okay, I understand.

But the thing I mind most is that I have no idea of how many different bills are going to come. Why do I have to guess on this? Why can't the hospital have a single billing service coordinate and send me a single statement, either billing me for everything up front or at least saying, "These are the things for which you will be billed. These are the amounts you will owe"?

Why should it be idealistic of me to expect this?

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