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An urgent billing question: Couple surprised by emergency room coding after urgent care visit

A couple who took their baby to urgent care at St. Luke's hospital in Duluth on New Year's Day said they expected a $45 co-pay and were surprised to get a $308 bill instead. What they learned, said ... read more

An ER visit, a $12,000 bill — and a health insurer that wouldn’t pay

In recent years, Anthem has begun denying coverage for emergency room visits that it deems “inappropriate” because they aren’t, in the insurance plan’s view, true emergencies. The problem: These ... read more

Top Billing: Meet the Docs who Charge Medicare Top Dollar for Office Visits

Medicare did question the billing ... Urgent Care in The Villages, a huge retirement community in central Florida, and said that because of his training as an emergency room physician, his center ... read more

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She didn’t get treated at the ER. But she got a $5,751 bill anyway.

Carolyn Wallace, for example, recently brought her 4-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, to an emergency room in Texas. The young girl ran into a coffee table and cut her forehead above her left eyebrow. ... read more


Why there are shocking costs on your emergency room bill

The first is that, basically, every emergency room visit has something called a facility fee ... when the pediatrician was closed, urgent care said it wouldn't see a pediatric patient. So the E.R. ... read more

Texans Can Appeal Surprise Medical Bills, But The Process Can Be Draining

The bills in question often arrive in patients ... A total roll of the dice' A surprise bill can happen to anyone who makes an urgent trip to the nearest emergency room. "It's a total roll of the dice ... read more

$2,169 hospital bill for 90-minute visit to get Tamiflu stuns Arizona man

$2,169 hospital bill for 90-minute visit to get Tamiflu stuns Arizona man Steve Farquhar of Ahwatukee said he visited a nearby hospital because he thought it was an urgent-care clinic. He received a ... read more

Emergency rooms are monopolies. Patients pay the price.

Hospitals increasingly code emergency room visits as complex David Overton knows what strep throat feels like. He comes down with it once or twice every year. He typically goes to urgent care ... same ... read more

Cracking the Code: How facility procedure codes can become weapons

Yet, by the time she left the Montrose Emergency Center, a free-standing emergency room ... sometimes after delaying care because of high-deductible insurance plans. Those with less serious ailments ... read more

Free health care forum pushes expansion of health care, advocacy

Decter Wright, whose husband is a nurse, said rural communities are a mere 30-45 minute drive from Tulsa, and when those hospitals close or reduce their services to those an urgent ... care in the ... read more

Texans Can Appeal Surprise Medical Bills, But The Process Can Be Draining

Austin, Texas, dentist Brad Buckingham received a bill for more than $70,000 after a bike accident ... ‘A Total Roll Of The Dice’ A surprise bill can happen to anyone who makes an urgent trip to the ... read more



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