The picture to the right? That was me a few days ago. Just substitute messy hair, no makeup, and pajamas. And a cup of coffee. I had ER bill shock.
I told you about how Luke popped his elbow out of joint a couple weeks ago and I took him to the Emergency Room to have it fixed. Our doctor’s office was closing, the nearest urgent care clinic was 30+ minutes away, and my baby was in pain. So I took him to the ER. It took the doctor all of 15 seconds to put it right after we waited an hour. No x-rays, IV’s, nothing. The most they did was listen to his heart with a stethoscope.
We just got the bill. They’re charging us $1025. $350 for the ER fee, $325 for “treatment” of the elbow, and then the physician’s fee of $400.
I had estimated we’d be charged around $500 and after the agreed-upon insurance rate, we’d be paying $300-400 at the most. Wrong. We’re currently billed at $475 and the doctor’s bill is still processing.
We have a high deductible so it’s all out of pocket for us.
All for a 15 second “treatment.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that Luke is okay. It’s just insane how much they are charging.