I was warned about the itemized hospital bill. Truthfully, I did not expect it to be wrong.
I know, I know what the hell was I thinking?
Surprise number one: they charged me close to $200 for a pregnancy test. Hello???? I have never been able to conceive, AND it’s all over every freaking file in the hospital system—I have been in the same hospital system since I was 19 years old.
I find it damn amusing that you can buy a home test for what? $20 or less? Having spent my entire life as being reproductively challenged I find this almost a nasty smack in the face as well as a waste of money. But what the hell, it’s only my insurance costs, right?
Surprise number two: they actually tried to charge me my $450 co-pay a second time. Unfortunately for them I still had my receipt from day of surgery. I reminded them about the pre-surgery shake down at 6 a.m. I had to wait on hold in auto lady voice hell for 20 minutes to accomplish this. But I did it. No co-pay groundhog day for me.
So yes, you all can say I told you so now. And many thanks to all of you who advised me to go over it line by line by line….