Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

it gets worse

I got a bill from the general hospital clinic today, for my brief visit there, the one when the guy said my knee problem was an arthritic flareup.

I used to go to a local clinic, a private for-profit clinic, because they had all of my records and I knew the docs and physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners. They often told me to go to general because I didn't have insurance. They said it is more expensive to go to their clinic. So that was what Id id - also because the local clinic had gone bankrupt. The local clinic had normally charged me about $45 per brief visit, with a 10% discount if I paid that day.

The bill from general is $185, and doesn't mention the $40 I paid on account when I was there (because the clerks did not know how much it would be). It was also described as an "emergency visit". Yet I was there during normal clinic hours so I don't understand this. I think I need to go to the clinic and find out what's up.

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