I had hip replacement surgery on 9/18/17. I went online to look at the bills submitted. I do have private insurance and the ability to pay all deductibles. What struck me most was the inflated and unjustified... more expenses listed on the bill. I will list a few as examples. $745 for an occupational therapist. She was a nice young lady who I saw for about 15 minutes. She showed me a sponge on a stick and a few items that could help getting dressed we found that kit at rite aid for $31 A PT lady saw me for 15- 20 minutes. We walked down the hall together and then we went up 3 steps then laid on a bed. $645. I have 3 bills from doctors that I never met. A PA submitted a bill for $8145.i saw him for 3 minutes. Even if he suggests he oversaw my case for 24 hours $8145?. No offensive intended, he is a PA not a doctor, he just does not make $8145 a day. The room cost was over $3000 for one night. I have stayed in some very nice hotels in Boston and in New York, they were about $500 a night. I was in banking for 30 plus years, you end up in jail if you fo this to customers in banking. At a hospital,you just hear you have insurance so what. I can go on and on with other
It really feels like the hospital sees that you have insurance so let's hammer him.
I recently retired and am paying $1177 a month for insurance. I do know health care costs are complicated and is not easily fixed. This unjustified inflated bill is part of the problem. I just do not know you folks look yourself in the mirror. This should be illegal. Since this morning I have spoken with two different people at the billing department at St Francis. They both told me in essence that it is what insurance will pay so what? The arrogance and attitude of submitting these jnflated bills are alarming. I really need to find an aggressive reporter on TV or in print your run with this.
The PA is named Michael Guerin I am willing to make him an offer. If he can show me tax returns that show he makes $ 8145 a day times 5 days a week times 52 weeks, I will write him a personal check for anther $8145. Something tells me That won't happen. My mom always taught me right and wrong growing up. Please call your mom and tell her you saw a patient for 3 minutes or less and billed him 8145 dollars. I doubt she will be proud.
Everything about my stay at Saint Francis was 5 star. From the staff, the facility, the food, everything couldn't have been better. I hope to never have to return but if I do, I will rest assured I will... more be in the best care possible.
I was sent to the behavior health unit twice here and I had a great experience, psychologist, physicists, nurses, techs, & clinicians were very helpful for me, great therapy and they have multiple family... more meetings and therapy sessions before you're safe to leave.
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