Yesterday I received the list of charges for my emergency room visit earlier this month (for what was found to be a kidney stone). I added my best guess for what each of the charges were for:
|Summary of Charges|
|Emergency Room (Doc + Room)||$926.00|
|Laboratory (Blood Tests)||$137.00|
|Pharmacy (Morphine + Others)||$91.26|
|Professional Fees (Nursing?)||$387.00|
|Radiology (CT Scan + Radiologist reading)||$2,375.61|
Of course, this is just what was submitted to my insurance, not what I’m actually going to have to pay. My insurance company may have negotiated lower prices, and I have an overall maximum out-of-pocket cap of $1,200 per year. I estimate my eventual bill to be between $500 and $1,000. I guess no Costco Vizio LCD TV this year for Jonathan 😉 I’m still just happy to be living a pain-free life right now, and am keeping myself well hydrated.