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Until I got a bill a week later for more money. I called the surgery center to inquire about this and was told that since the doctor's practice took madicaid/medicare, they couldn't charge me less than they would charge the government.
After you get treatment, you should ask for an itemized bill and look for procedures that you didn’t actually receive. Since these bills are often tough to decipher, call the hospital. You can also turn to a patient advocate or claims consultant for help, though they will likely charge you for the advice. Among the options are the nonprofit Patient Advocate Foundation. Other organizations and companies can be found at the end of this article.
originally posted by: BadgerJoe
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
I do have a receipt, but it has a disclaimer stating that this amount is an estimate and there might be additional charges if the procedure was changed.
I did ask several times if I needed to pay more and was told several times there would be no further charges. Unfortunately, I did not get that in writing.